Jewellery Inspired by Waterfalls

Delicious aquamarine, blue topaz and moonstone together with powerful sterling silver design creates the energy emanated by the spectacular cascades of Conwy and Fairy Falls. Swallow Falls hewed of out the grey rock face with grey, fissured, threatening crags and a forbidding abyss clothed with green trees and plans creates a amazing inspiration for a cascade of dramatic sterling silver earrings and necklaces handmade for you in the hills of North Wales.

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  • Blue Tanzanite & Ethiopian Opal Sterling Silver Lever-Back Gemstone Earrings

    An eye-catching pair of lever-back gemstone earrings, featuring remarkable 6mm x 6mm trillions of Ethiopian opal, elegantly complemented by four stunningly sparkling 3mm x 3mm faceted trillions of blue tanzanite. Each of these impressive gemstones is elegantly hand-set in a stylish sterling silver claw setting.
     

    This handmade jewellery is inspired by my photograph of the phenomenal Swallow Falls in the Snowdonia National Park. One of the tallest waterfalls in Wales, this landmark brims with churning cascades in a picturesque, wooded setting, accessible by a narrow, rocky footpath.
     

    A December birthstone, tanzanite was first discovered in 1967 in Tanzania, borrowing its name from its origin country. It is often worn by Tanzanian mothers to grant their new-borns happy lives.
     

    Like 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.
     

    30mm long (~1 ¼ inch), 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.
     

    WHJ3419

    £145.00
  • Blue Topaz and Cubic Zirconia Sterling Silver Stud Drop Earrings

    Handset in a sterling silver claw setting two sky blue 6mm x 4mm oval Blue Topaz semi-precious gemstones and four sparkling faceted cut 2mm x 2mm round Cubic Zirconia gemstones. !

     

    This handmade jewellery is inspired by the roaring waterfalls found in Clocaenog Forest, a vast swathe of verdant woodland which stretches across Denbighshire and Conwy. Here, the foaming white water spills violently forth over dark grey rocks, the deep green trees behind bearing witness to the waterfall’s natural ferocity.

     

    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.

     

    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.

     

    12mm 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

     

    WHJ3596

    £39.95
  • Cubic Zirconia & Ethiopian Opal Sterling Silver Earrings

    These delightful earrings feature naturally gorgeous 8mm x 6mm pear-drops of earth-mined Ethiopian opal, complemented by an array of stunningly sparkling 1mm x 1mm faceted rounds of lab-grown cubic zirconia. Each of these impressive gemstones is elegantly hand-set in a stylish sterling silver claw setting.
     

    This handmade jewellery is inspired by my photograph of Fairy Glen Gorge near Betws-y-Coed, where crystal-clear water dances across black and mossy rock, foaming white rapids periodically punctuating the peaceful woodland landscape.
     

    An October birthstone, opal was once dubbed the ‘Patron of Thieves’, believed to render its wearer invisible. Now, though, the opal is more commonly seen as a stone of love and protection.
     

    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 from both asteroids and the moon.
     

    26mm long (~1 inch), 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.
     

    WHJ3877

    £56.95
  • Cubic Zirconia & Ethiopian Opal Sterling Silver Necklace

    This delightful pendant showcases a gorgeous earth-mined 8mm x 6mm pear-drop of natural Ethiopian opal alongside several stunningly sparkling 1mm x 1mm faceted rounds of lab-grown cubic zirconia. Each of these impressive gemstones is elegantly hand-set in a stylish sterling silver claw setting.
     

    This handmade jewellery is inspired by my photograph of Fairy Glen Gorge near Betws-y-Coed, where crystal-clear water dances across black and mossy rock, foaming white rapids periodically punctuating the peaceful woodland landscape.
     

    An October birthstone, opal was once dubbed the ‘Patron of Thieves’, believed to render its wearer invisible. Now, though, the opal is more commonly seen as a stone of love and protection.
     

    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 from both asteroids and the moon.
     

    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.
     

    WHJ3878

    £56.95
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    Emerald & Cubic Zirconia Sterling Silver Necklace

    A simply magnificent necklace showcasing an enchanting 8mm x 6mm oval of natural green emerald precious gemstone, complemented by a 5mm x 3mm baguette & four 1mm x 1mm rounds of stunningly sparkling faceted-cut lab-grown cubic zirconia. Each of these impressive gemstones is elegantly hand-set in a stylish sterling silver claw setting.
     

    This handmade jewellery is inspired by my photograph of Rhaeadr y Cwm, where pure white water thunderously crashes down a self-carved path through jagged rocks and green-flecked cliffs.
     

    A May birthstone, emerald has been called the ‘Jewel of Kings’ due to its ties to historical royalty; it was popularised by the ancient Egyptian pharaoh Cleopatra and has remained in fashion since.
     

    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 from both asteroids and the moon.
     

    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.
     

    WHJ3869

    £69.95 £62.95
  • Ethiopian Opal & Blue Topaz with Cubic Zirconia Sterling Silver Gemstone Earrings

    An enchanting pair of earrings featuring top-quality 6mm x 6mm cushion-cut gemstones of earth-mined Ethiopian opal alongside two stunningly sparkling faceted cut 6mm x 4mm faceted ovals of semi-precious blue topaz and four glimmering 2mm x 2mm rounds of lab-grown faceted-cut cubic zirconia. Each of these impressive gemstones is elegantly hand-set in a stylish sterling silver claw setting.
     
    This handmade jewellery is inspired by my photograph of Rhaeadr y Cwm, where pure white water thunderously crashes down a self-carved path through jagged rocks and green-flecked cliffs.
     
    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.
     
    Like 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.
     
    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 from both asteroids and the moon.
     
    40mm long (~1 ½ inches), 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.
     
    WHJ3930

    £89.95
  • Ethiopian Opal & Sterling Silver Ring

    This enchanting ring features a delightful 7mm x 6mm pear-drop of natural Ethiopian opal, elegantly hand-set in a stylish sterling silver bezel setting.

     

    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.

     

    UK size N (US 6.75, 53.5mm), this dazzling gemstone ring will arrive packaged in a small gift box and organza bag, resulting in a gorgeously-presented piece which makes the perfect gift.

     

    Thanks for looking. Commissions welcome.

     

    WHJ3784

    £49.95
  • Ethiopian Opal, Gemstone, Sterling Silver, Ring

    This breathtaking ring features a delightful 8mm x 6mm oval of natural Ethiopian opal, elegantly hand-set in a stylish sterling silver bezel setting.

     

    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.

     

    UK size O (US 7, EU 55mm), this dazzling gemstone ring will arrive packaged in a small gift box and  organza bag, resulting in a gorgeously-presented piece which makes the perfect gift.

     

    Thanks for looking. Commissions welcome.

     

    WHJ3781

    £49.95
  • Ice Aquamarine & Apatite Sterling Silver Earrings

    An entrancing pair of gemstone earrings showcasing gorgeously glimmering 8mm x 6mm faceted ovals of semi-precious ice aquamarine alongside two stunningly sparkling 5mm x 4mm inverted pear-drops of faceted-cut apatite. Each of these impressive gemstones is elegantly hand-set in a stylish sterling silver claw setting.
     

    This handmade jewellery is inspired by my photograph of Conwy Falls, an impressive white-water cascade nestled amongst the ancient, maze-like woodland surrounding the picturesque Welsh village of Betws-y-Coed, where many of its trees can be dated back over five centuries.
     

    A March birthstone, aquamarine is named after the serene ocean waters with which it shares its captivating hues. Due to this maritime association, some sailors wear it to bring good fortune.
     

    Apatite, an arresting gemstone which naturally occurs in a broad array of hues, is named after the Greek apate (‘deceit’) as its varied colours have fooled many into mistaking it for other minerals.
     

    38mm long (~1½ inch), 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.
     

    WHJ3990

    £69.95
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    Matching Jewellery Set of Cubic Zirconia & Ethiopian Opal Sterling Silver Necklace & Earrings

    This delightful matching jewellery set of bespoke sterling silver earrings and necklace features gorgeous earth-mined 8mm x 6mm pear-drops of natural Ethiopian opal alongside several stunningly sparkling 1mm x 1mm faceted rounds of lab-grown cubic zirconia. Each of these impressive gemstones is elegantly hand-set in a stylish sterling silver claw setting.
     

    This handmade jewellery is inspired by my photograph of Fairy Glen Gorge near Betws-y-Coed, where crystal-clear water dances across black and mossy rock, foaming white rapids periodically punctuating the peaceful woodland landscape.
     

    An October birthstone, opal was once dubbed the ‘Patron of Thieves’, believed to render its wearer invisible. Now, though, the opal is more commonly seen as a stone of love and protection.
     

    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 from both asteroids and the moon.
     

    This pendant, attached to an 18-inch chain, will come alongside these 26mm long (~1 inch) earrings, forming a dazzling gemstone set which 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 pair which makes the perfect gift.
     

    Thanks for looking. Commissions welcome.
     

    WHJ3879-77-78

    £114.00 £102.60
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    Matching Jewellery Set of Neon Blue Ethiopian Opal with White Topaz & Cubic Zirconia Sterling Silver Necklace & Earrings

    An unforgettable set of bespoke matching sterling silver earrings and necklace. Each piece features strikingly colourful 7mm x 5mm ovals of natural neon blue Ethiopian opal alongside stunningly sparkling 7mm x 7mm faceted rounds of semi-precious white topaz and several 1mm x 1mm rounds of lab-grown cubic zirconia. Each of these impressive gemstones is elegantly hand-set in a sterling silver bezel setting.
     

    This handmade jewellery is inspired by my photograph of Llangollen’s ‘Town Falls’, a series of frothing white-water rapids which roar beneath a spectacular bridge, drawing kayakers from far and wide to this spot on the River Dee.
     

    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 from both asteroids and the moon.
     

    Like 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.
     

    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.
     

    This pendant, attached to an 18-inch chain, will come alongside these 36mm long (~1 ¼ inch) earrings, forming a dazzling gemstone set which 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 pair which makes the perfect gift.
     

    Thanks for looking. Commissions welcome.
     

    WHJ4012-10-11

    £140.00 £126.00
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    Natural Emerald & White Opal Sterling Silver Earrings

    Earth mined 5mm x 4mm oval Emerald precious gemstone, complimented by delighftully created 12mm x 5mm oval White Opal (lab) gemstones. These gemstones are hand set in sterling silver in a claw setting and bezel setting respectfully.

     

    This jewellery is inspired by the mesmerising Dyserth Falls;  a 70ft water cascade to enjoy in North Wales with a wonderful hiking trail that leads over and behind this waterfall so you can see its magnificence from all angles.

     

    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.

    An October birthstone, opal is thought to be named simply after the Sanskrit upala, meaning ‘precious stone’ – its historical and symbolic associations, however, are far more complex. Dubbed the ‘Patron of Thieves’, this gemstone was once believed to enable the wearer to turn invisible, and medieval women prized them as they were said to prevent fair hair from losing its lustre. Now, though, the opal is more commonly seen more broadly as a stone of protection and love.

     

    38mm 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.

     

    WHJ3567

    £59.95 £53.95