Jewellery Inspired by Valleys

Lush green Peridot, emeralds, malachite gemstones together with sculptured sterling silver design emulates the charming melodious patchwork pastures of the green valleys, sewn together with hedges and walls and trimmed with trees. The Clwyd Valley is the scenic gateway of North Wales, embracing some of the UK’s most wonderfull rolling landscapes and is a fabulous inspiration for rounded, organic and flowing designs created for you in the hills of North Wales.

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  • Apatite and Cubic Zirconia Sterling Silver Earrings

    Handset in sterling silver faceted cut 4mm x 3mm oval neon blue Apatite semi-precious natural gemstones, complimented by a stunning faceted cut 9mm x 7mm oval Cubic Zirconia.

     

    This jewellery is inspired by my photography of the mist rising up the Clwyd Valley and through the trees creating this unusual atmospheric view.

     

    Apatite, an eye-catching gemstone which naturally occurs in a broad array of colours, is named after the Greek apate – meaning ‘deceit’ – as its aforementioned colour variety has fooled many into mistaking it for other minerals. This wide range of colours lends apatite a similarly varied range of uses and associations, from elegant adornment to increased concentration.

     

    A birthstone for the month of April first developed in the USSR in the 1970s, cubic zirconia is created from base substances found in extraterrestrial rock, both from asteroids and the moon. Some claim that it aids in controlling one’s ego and selfishness, as well as in gaining a strong mental and spiritual clarity.

     

    40mm long (~1 1/2 inchs), these dazzling gemstone earrings will arrive packaged in a small gift box featuring the image of their inspiration on the inside of the lid. Combined with an organza bag, this results in a gorgeously-presented pair which makes the perfect gift.

     

    Thanks for looking. Commissions welcome

     

    WHJ3614

    £49.95
  • Aquamarine & Ceylon Sapphire Sterling Silver Earrings

    Handmade  sterling silver earrings incoporating 5mm x 3mm pear drop Aquamarine semi-precious gemstones together with natural 5mm x 4mm oval Ceylon Sapphire precious earth mined natural gemstones in a claw setting.

     

    This jewellery is inspired by my photgraphy of the mesmerising white blanket of snow covering the Clwyd Valley in the heart of winter!

     

    A March birthstone, aquamarine is named after the calming blue-green hues of the ocean waters with which it shares its gorgeous colouring. Due to this tie with the seas, it has been thought by many to offer mystical protection to sailors and fishermen. Some ancient folklore strengthens this maritime association even further, going as far as to describe the gemstone as the treasure of mermaids!

    One of the birthstones for September, sapphire inspires symbolic meanings as diverse as the many colours in which it can be found. Historically, it has been associated with youth and old age, power and kindness, and wealth alongside freedom from envy. Many also claim that the sapphire can clear and focus the mind; ancient Greeks would often wear this gemstone when consulting the Oracle of Delphi to better understand her cryptic predictions and guidance.

     

    32mm long (~1 14 inchs), these dazzling gemstone earrings will arrive packaged in a small gift box featuring the image of their inspiration on the inside of the lid. Combined with an organza bag, this results in a gorgeously-presented pair which makes the perfect gift.

     

    Thanks for Looking Commissions welcome

     

    WHJ3624

    £125.00
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    Australian Opal and Amethyst Sterling Silver Earrings

    Set in sterling silver this Australian Opal Doublet 7mm x 5mm teardrop semi-precious gemstones, together with three beautifully cut 5mm x 5mm round deep colour Amethyst semi-precious gemstones.

     

    This jewellery is inspired by my photgraphy of the gorgeous sunrise hitting the valley of Clwyd, located in north Wales!

     

    A birthstone for those born in February, amethyst is a striking semi-precious gemstone which has traditionally symbolised sobriety and restraint – its name comes from the Greek ametusthos, meaning “not intoxicated”. More recently, amethyst has been associated with pure, loving relationships and deep emotional bonds.

    An October birthstone which serves as the national stone of Australia, Australian opal is a serene gemstone with lively symbolic and mythological associations; according to Aboriginal Australian legend, a colossal opal reigns as a god over the cosmos and all within. As with all opals, Australian opal is said to protect travellers and promote love and passion.

     

    45mm long (~1 3/4 inchs), these dazzling gemstone earrings will arrive packaged in a small gift box featuring the image of their inspiration on the inside of the lid. Combined with an organza bag, this results in a gorgeously-presented pair which makes the perfect gift.

     

    Thanks for looking. Commissions welcome

     

    WHJ3644

    £59.95 £53.95
  • Bi-Colour Topaz, Rose Gold Accents, Sterling Silver, Necklace

    A breathtaking necklace centred around a stunningly sparkling 6mm x 6mm faceted round of natural bi-colour topaz which light lends various sheens of pink and champagne. This impressive gemstone is hand-set in a stylish sterling silver claw setting with charming rose gold accents and an arrestingly unique design.

     

    This handmade jewellery is inspired by my photograph of a sunset over the Clwyd Valley, which, drenching the earth and sky in the tones of encroaching dusk, deftly illustrates the mesmeric beauty which makes North Wales the backdrop to countless pieces of poetry and folklore.

     

    One of November’s birthstones, topaz is thought to be named after the Sanskrit tapas, meaning ‘fire’. Hindu literature points to its functions as a lengthener of life and provider of wisdom.

     

    Attached to an 18-inch chain, this dazzling gemstone pendant will arrive packaged in a small gift box featuring the image of its inspiration on the inside of the lid. Combined with an organza bag, this results in a gorgeously-presented piece which makes the perfect gift.

     

    Thanks for looking. Commissions welcome.

     

    WHJ3778

    £49.95
  • Ceylon Sapphire and Emerald Sterling Silver, Earrings

    Serene natural cut 8mm x 6mm oval Ceylon Sapphire gemstones, complimented by two delightfully crafted natural 5mm x 4mm oval green Emerald gemstones. These gemstones are hand set in sterling silver in a claw setting!

     

    This stunning jewellery is inspired by my photograph of the Clwyd Valley which, with its rolling green hills and blue skies, naturally verdant woodland, perfectly encapsulates the untouched pastoral beauty for which North Wales is famous.

     

    One of the birthstones for September, sapphire inspires symbolic meanings as diverse as the many colours in which it can be found. Historically, it has been associated with power and kindness, and wealth alongside freedom from envy.

     

    The birthstone for May, emerald has often been called the ‘Jewel of Kings’ due to its close ties with historical royalty – it was popularised by the ancient Egyptian pharaoh Cleopatra, and has remained in fashion since. Surpassing even royalty, emerald has even been worshipped as a deity by some cultures, namely those in South America prior to the Spanish conquest, who deified the stone for its immense, undeniable beauty.

     

    These long handmade sterling silver earrings are 42mm long (~1 1/2 inch) and come in a gift box with the image of their inspiration in the lid of the box and beautifully presented making them a unique gift.

     

    Thanks for looking. Commissions welcome

     

    WHJ3340

    £168.00
  • Chrome Diopside , Gemstones, Gold Accents, Sterling Silver, Earrings

    Stunning faceted cut sparkling 5mm x 4mm oval Chrome Diopside gemstones. These gemstones are hand set in a beautiful sterling silver Celtic design with 9ct Gold Accents in a claw setting!

     

    These rich green Chrome Diopside gemstone earrings are inspired by the rich colour of the Clwydian Range. As an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty the Clwyd Valley is the scenic gateway of North Wales, embracing some of the UK’s most wonderful landscapes.

     

    Russian Chrome Diopside  a beautiful rich green has been known as a healing stone.

     

    These handmade sterling silver earrings are 46mm long (~1 3/4 inch) and come in a gift box with the image of their inspiration in the lid of the box and beautifully presented making them a unique gift.

    Thanks for looking. Commissions welcome

    WHJ3330

    £49.95
  • Citrine Sterling Silver Necklace

    Beautiful faceted cut 11mm x 9mm oval-shaped yellow Citrine gemstone, hand-set in sterling silver in a claw setting which perfectly showcases its beauty!

     

    This beautiful rich but subtle golden citrine necklace is inspired by my photograph of the wonderful sunset taken from the back of my house over the Clwyd Valley framing the leafless trees in a golden halo.

     

    A birthstone for those born in November, citrine is characterised by its rich hues of gold and yellow, which have informed several symbolic associations throughout history. Its likeness to the rays of the sun have led to it being deemed energising, healing, and inspirational, whilst its similarity to the colour of golden coins and other such riches have lent it the moniker of ‘The Merchant’s Stone’. For this reason, it is said to bring wealth and prosperity.

     

    Attached to an 18 inch chain, this dazzling gemstone pendant will arrive packaged in a small gift box featuring the image of its inspiration on the inside of the lid. Combined with an organza bag, this results in a gorgeously-presented piece which makes the perfect gift.

     

    Thanks for looking. Commissions welcome

     

    WHJ3467

    £49.95
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    Emerald & Ethiopian Opal Sterling Silver Earrings

    Beautiful earth mined 7mm x 5mm oval faceted Emerald precious gemstone and 8mm x 6mm oval Ethiopian Opal semi-precious gemstones handset in sterling silver drop earrings.

     

    This handmade jewellery is inspired by my photograph of Bryneglwys, a rural village in North Wales. Here, lush green fields and emerald treelines paint a captivating picture of the country’s rustic charm. In spring, daffodils and dandelions coalesce to transform these romantic pastures into seas of gold and yellow.

     

    Serving as a birthstone for the month of May, emerald has often been called the ‘Jewel of Kings’ due to its close ties with historical royalty – it was popularised by the ancient Egyptian pharaoh Cleopatra, and has remained in fashion since. Surpassing even royalty, emerald has been worshipped as a god by some cultures, namely those in South America prior to the Spanish conquest, who deified the stone for its immense, undeniable beauty.

    As with other opals, Ethiopian opal is a birthstone for October, associated with love and passion. They are also said to be a decidedly positive stone, brimming with positive energy and joyous emotion, whilst also invoking the calmness and restraint required to balance such ardour.

     

    35mm long (~1 1/4 inchs), these dazzling gemstone earrings will arrive packaged in a small gift box featuring the image of their inspiration on the inside of the lid. Combined with an organza bag, this results in a gorgeously-presented pair which makes the perfect gift.

     

    Thanks for looking. Commissions welcome.

     

    WHJ3659

    £125.00 £112.50
  • Emerald Rose Gold Accents, Sterling Silver Necklace

    Lovely colour 5mm x 3mm oval natural precious green Emerald gemstone, hand set in a gorgeous sterling silver loop design with rose gold accents in a claw setting!

     

    This stunning jewellery is inspired by my photograph of the Clwyd Valley which, with its rolling green hills and naturally verdant woodland, perfectly encapsulates the untouched pastoral beauty for which North Wales is famous.

     

    Serving as a birthstone for the month of May, emerald has often been called the ‘Jewel of Kings’ due to its close ties with historical royalty – it was popularised by the ancient Egyptian pharaoh Cleopatra, and has remained in fashion since. Surpassing even royalty, emerald has even been worshipped as a deity by some cultures, namely those in South America prior to the Spanish conquest, who deified the stone for its immense, undeniable beauty.

     

    This stunning pendant comes on an 18 inch sterling silver chain and in a unique gift box with the image of its inspiration in the lid of the box and in an organza bag, beautifully presented making a great gift.

     

    Commissions welcome. Thanks for looking

     

    WHJ3023

    £85.00
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    Ethiopian Opal & Peridot Sterling Silver Earrings

    Handmade in sterling silver 5mm x 5mm round Ethiopian Opal and 9mm x 6mm inverted pear drop apple green Peridot natural semi-precious gemstones create a beautiful pair of drop earrings.

     

    This handmade jewellery is inspired by my photograph of Graigfechan, where a valley of verdant green fields dotted with blooming deciduous trees stretches to the horizon, gently sloping hills evoking the calmness and serenity of country life.

     

    An August birthstone, peridot has been popular since 1500 BCE, when its symbolic powers ranged from dissuading nightmares and promoting bravery to subduing harmful feelings of anger and guilt.

    As with other opals, Ethiopian opal is a birthstone for October, said to brim with joyously positive emotion whilst also invoking the calmness and restraint required to balance such ardour.

     

    35mm long (~1 1/4 inchs), these dazzling gemstone earrings will arrive packaged in a small gift box featuring the image of their inspiration on the inside of the lid. Combined with an organza bag, this results in a gorgeously-presented pair which makes the perfect gift.

     

    Thanks for looking. Commissions welcome

     

    WHJ3701

    £46.95 £42.25
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    Ethiopian Opal and Blue Topaz Sterling Silver Pendant

    Wonderfully crafted AAA quality 12mm x 9mm rectangular Ethiopian Opal semi-precious gemstone, complimented by stunning faceted cut sparkling 6mm x 4mm pear drop Blue Topaz semi-precious gemstones. These gemstones are hand set in sterling silver in a claw setting.

     

    This stunning jewellery is inspired by my photograph of the rolling fog through the Clwyd Valley which, with its rolling green hills and naturally verdant woodland, perfectly encapsulates the untouched pastoral beauty for which North Wales is famous.

     

    As with other opals, Ethiopian opal is a birthstone for October, associated with love and passion. They are also said to be a decidedly positive stone, brimming with positive energy and joyous emotion, whilst also invoking the calmness and restraint required to balance such ardour.

     

    One of November’s birthstones, topaz is thought to be named after the Sanskrit tapas, meaning ‘fire’. Beliefs around topaz vary – Hindu mythology points to its functions as a lengthener of life and provider of wisdom, whilst some 13th-century mystics claimed that it could sharpen and even restore eyesight and cure mental illness. Because of this, it is often viewed as a sacred stone.

     

    Attached to an 18 inch chain, this dazzling gemstone pendant will arrive packaged in a small gift box featuring the image of its inspiration on the inside of the lid. Combined with an organza bag, this results in a gorgeously-presented piece which makes the perfect gift.

     

    Thanks for looking , Commissions welcome.

     

    WHJ3461

     

    £125.00 £112.50
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    Ethiopian Opal Sterling Silver Earrings

    Hand set in a beautiful sterling silver design in a bezel setting 7mm x 5mm oval Ethiopian Opal semi-precious colourful cabochon gemstones.

     

    This handmade jewellery is inspired by my photograph of the Clwyd Valley which, with its rolling green hills and naturally verdant woodland, perfectly encapsulates the untouched pastoral beauty for which North Wales is famous.

     

    As with other opals, Ethiopian opal is a birthstone for October, said to brim with joyously positive emotion whilst also invoking the calmness and restraint required to balance such ardour.

     

    35mm long (~1 1/4 inchs), these dazzling gemstone earrings will arrive packaged in a small gift box featuring the image of their inspiration on the inside of the lid. Combined with an organza bag, this results in a gorgeously-presented pair which makes the perfect gift.

     

    Thanks for looking. Commissions welcome.

     

    WHJ3699

    £59.95 £53.95