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  1. Ref 1283

    Regular Price: £490.00

    Special Price £390.00

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    • Softly dramatic this necklace makes an elegant statement.  The combination of turquoise, white pearls and aquamarine make it a flattering necklace, especially at night.
    • All the stones are natural.
    • The main pendant is made in Jaipur, India, and consists of sleeping beauty turquoise cabochon, blue topaz and baroque freshwater pearls set in sterling silver. The pendant is just over 2 inches long (5 cm) and 1¾ inches  (2 cm) wide.
    • The necklace itself consists of a pattern of carved sleeping beauty turquoise (9.9 mm) next to buttons of white cultured freshwater pearls (7.9 mm), followed by faceted nuggets of aquamarine (10 mm, but these vary in size).
    • Aquamarine is the birthstone of March.
    • The gemstone aquamarine is a blue/green member of the Beryl family (while emerald is a green member). Its name comes from the Latin word aqua, meaning water of the sea, as the crystal stone resembles the sparkling colour of water in the Mediterranean.
    • This gemstone is mined mainly in Brazil, but can also be found in Nigeria, Madagascar, Pakistan and Mozambique.
    • Turquoise is the birthstone for December.
    • Mined from the Sleeping Beauty mine in Globe, Arizona, it has an exceptional blue shade that is quite vibrant. The mountain that houses the mine looks like a sleeping woman.
    • I have used a silver toggle clasp.  Toggle clasps are easy to use and secure. My silver name label is attached at the clasp.
    • The necklace comes, like all my necklaces, with it's own colour co-ordinated silk brocaded pouch bag, made by a Shanghai tailor.
    • The necklace is 19 ½ inches (50 cm) long. With a 2 inch pendant drop (5 cm).
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  2. Ref 1388

    Regular Price: £60.00

    Special Price £45.00

    • Natural black lava beads
    • hand carved wood feathers
    • rhodium silver from Korea
    • length 43cm
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  3. Ref 1477

    Regular Price: £550.00

    Special Price £490.00

    • I was enchanted by this delicate antique Art Nouveau brooch, circa 1890-1910, which I altered to a pendant to be worn on the side of the necklace.  As a brooch, it was lost.  As a pendant, it has a new importance.  It is a 10K  gold oval, slightly curved, decorated with soft green enamel leaves, and set with two tiny seed pearls and a garnet in the centre. It is 1½ inches long (3.5 mm) by 1 cm wide.
    • I have tried to create a necklace that would reflect the charm and lightness of the brooch and its detail by braiding a strand of pink, faceted, natural garnets (3 mm) with two strands of soft celadon coloured natural aventurine beads, also 3 mm.
    • To set off the antique piece on either side of the pendant are two vintage, handmade 18K  gold on hardened resin beads (6 mm) from Afghanistan, and two tiny natural cultured freshwater pearls (4 mm) to echo the seed pearls in the pendant.
    • A gold on silver toggle clasp has been chosen because they are easy to use and secure.  My silver name label is attached at the clasp.
    • The necklace comes, like all my necklaces, with it's own colour co-ordinated silk brocaded pouch bag, made by a Shanghai tailor.
    • The necklace is 20 ½ inches long (52 cm)
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  4. Ref 1478

    Regular Price: £690.00

    Special Price £550.00

    • The centre piece, although worn on the side, is this enchanting and detailed antique Victorian (circa 1880), 9K gold amethyst and seed pearl pendant.  It was originally a brooch which I then altered to become a pendant.  There are so many delightful elements on this Victorian piece with the fleur- de- lis on either end,  the crescent of seed pearls, and the large amethyst set in the centre. It is 1 3/4 inches long (4.5cm) and ½ inch wide (1.5 cm).
    • To set off the Victorian piece I have added on either end, a vintage, 18K gold on hardened resin bead from Afghanistan (6 mm), and cultured freshwater pearls(4mm).
    •  The Afghani have been crafting gold for centuries. When Alexander the Great came to Afghanistan in 330 BC, his people brought many skills, one of which was working in gold.  Like the Romans, centuries later, a yellow, 18 ct gold was used. But one of their techniques was to take sheet gold and work it onto hardened resin and then decorate it accordingly.
    • And that is how these vintage Afghan gold beads have been made. For me, this handiwork and the yellow gold colour gives the necklace warmth and character and complements the gems.
    • The three strands of natural amethyst beads are made up of 4 mm beads and 8 mm beads.  These strands also carry the vintage Afghan 18K gold beads and the freshwater pearls.
    • Amethyst is the birthstone for February.
    • The clasp is a 14K gold toggle clasp.  I prefer using toggle clasps because they are easy to use and quite secure.
    • The necklace comes, like all my necklaces, with it's own colour co-ordinated silk brocaded pouch bag, made by a Shanghai tailor.
    • The necklace is 19 ½ inches long (50 cm)
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  5. Ref 1609

    Regular Price: £575.00

    Special Price £490.00

    • This striking piece of Cognac coloured natural glowing amber is set in an Art Nouveau style silver setting, full of detail and style.  It is 1½ inches (4 cm) long by 1¼ inches wide  (3.5 cm) and 11 mm deep.
    • The necklace itself is made up of natural, faceted cylinders of Tiger’s Eye in not only the more commonly known colour of gold but of blue and red. They are 17 mm. by 12 mm.
    • Tiger’s eye is a gemstone that is usually a metamorphic rock with golden to red-brown colours and a silky lustre. As a member of the quartz group, tiger’s eye is related to the blue-coloured mineral called hawk’s eye, again with the silky, lustrous appearance. The largest number of tiger’s eye stone can be found in South Africa and Thailand. The stone got its name because it resembles the eye of a tiger.
    • The silver is hammered (18 mm) and is made by the Karen hill tribes in Thailand. The four melon shaped silver beads are from Korea (15 mm).
    • Karen hill tribe Fair Trade silver is nearly 98% pure silver.  I mostly choose to use their silver because each piece is like a miniature bit of sculpture, individually crafted and created.  I know that artisans in Northern Thailand produce this unique silversmithing in small villages, involving whole families in the process.  Their work is fairly paid, and as a result, their beads are much more expensive. But a family is supported and wonderful beads and jewellery are produced in high quality silver.
    • I have used a silver toggle clasp because are easy to use and secure. My silver name label is attached at the clasp.
    • The clasp is a 14K gold toggle clasp.  I prefer using toggle clasps because they are easy to use and quite secure.
    • The necklace is 17 ¾ inches long (45 cm) with a 1 ½ inch pendant drop
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  6. Ref 1614

    Regular Price: £1,700.00

    Special Price £1,500.00

    • At the centre of this exquisite necklace of luminous aquamarine is a rather special and rare pendant.  But before I describe the craftsmanship and the material used, I need to relay the endearing story attached to this design.  On either end of the crescent are the heads and torsos of two shepherds.  They have been made in the shape of a crescent moon.  This is because it is their tribute to the moon for shedding its light over the fields to guide the shepherds and protect their sheep throughout the night. It is sort of a thank you pendant.  The pendant is 2 inches across (5 cm) and the crescent at its widest is 1 inch (2.5 cm).
    • This vintage, traditionally crafted crescent pendant was made in Afghanistan.  I describe this as vintage because it is difficult to put an exact age. Whether it is 50 years or 200 years old, no one has been able to say. But I know it is not new and is indeed a rare piece.  It is made of 18K gold on hardened resin, as are the vintage, now rare, 18K gold beads (13 mm) and (7mm).   The Afghani have been crafting gold for centuries. When Alexander the Great came to Afghanistan in 330 BC, his people brought many skills, one of which was working in gold.  Like the Romans, centuries later, a yellow, 18K gold was used. But one of their techniques was to take sheet gold and work it onto hardened resin and then decorate it accordingly.
    • And that is how this vintage Afghan gold pendant and the beads have been made For me, this handiwork and the yellow gold colour gives the necklace warmth and character and complements the gems.
    • The lustrous, wonderfully blue aquamarine is faceted and made in a cylindrical shape. The sizes vary, from 13 mm x 18 mm to 7 mm x 11 mm.
    • The clasp is a 14K gold toggle clasp.  I prefer using toggle clasps because they are easy to use and quite secure.
    • The necklace is 18 ½ inches long (47 cm)
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  7. Ref 1616

    Regular Price: £990.00

    Special Price £690.00

    • This stunning, simple necklace of graduated, faceted Columbian emeralds (from 9mm down to 2.5 mm) is heightened by the addition of a lozenge -shaped  pendant  of gold on silver and inlaid with tiny, rose –cut diamonds and emeralds. The striking, swirling design of the gold plays wonderfully against the sparkle of the diamonds and emeralds. The pendant is 1 ¼ inches long (3.5 cm), and ¾ of an inch wide (2 cm). 
    • The pendant has been crafted in Jaipur, India, where so much exquisite jewellery is created.  The two 18K gold, etched beads in the middle of the necklace are vintage, and also made in India in the traditional way of sheet gold on hardened resin.
    • The clasp is a 14K gold toggle clasp.  I prefer using toggle clasps because they are easy to use and quite secure.
    • The necklace comes, like all my necklaces, with it's own colour co-ordinated silk brocaded pouch bag, made by a Shanghai tailor.
    • The necklace is 19 inches long or 48 cm. With a 1¼ inch pendant drop
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  8. Ref 1622

    Regular Price: £690.00

    Special Price £590.00

    • The antique Victorian, marked silver pendant sets the scene. A vigorous stag is leaping through the fields and woods. The etching and embossed deer are so detailed it clearly points to Victorian craftsmanship.  Circa 1880, this pendant (1 ½ inches across, or 4 cm, and 1 ¼ inches high, or 3 cm) was once possibly a locket but certainly a brooch, now altered to a pendant.
    • And because of this scene, it brought to mind a crystal sharp day, with green moss and trees, and berries on the bushes for the deer to enjoy, as well as dark rocks to clamber over.
    • So there is a pattern of rough- cut peridot (16 mm), faceted crystal cylinders with moss inclusions (14.8mm x 19.8mm), jet cylinders (16 mm x 19 mm), and vibrant sponge coral cylinders, (13mm x 15 mm).  And just to echo the silver pendant, I’ve added vintage, handmade silver on hardened resin beads from India.
    • I have used a silver toggle clasp made by the Karen hill tribes, of twisted silver to create a rope design.  Toggle clasps are easy to use and secure. My silver name label is attached at the clasp.
    • The necklace comes, like all my necklaces, with it's own colour co-ordinated silk brocaded pouch bag, made by a Shanghai tailor.
    • The necklace is 18½ inches long, or 47 cm. with a 1½ inch pendant drop.
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  9. Ref 1633

    Regular Price: £890.00

    Special Price £690.00

    • Antique Victorian 15 kt gold marked Chinese pendant (3 cm x 1.5 cm) encrusted with seed pearls forming the Chinese characters of good fortune and long life
      antique etched gold beads from India
    • 2 strands of small baroque egg shaped pearls, one interspersed with 18 ct gold beads from India
    • Vintage (now rare) 18 ct gold on hardened resin beads from Afghanistan  (7.7 mm)
    • These Afghan beads (now rare) use ancient techniques. The Afghani have been crafting gold for centuries. When Alexander the Great came to Afghanistan in 330 BC, his people brought many skills, one of which was working in gold. Like the Romans, centuries later, a yellow, 18 ct gold was used. But one of their techniques was to take sheet gold and work it onto hardened resin and then decorate it accordingly. This handiwork and the yellow gold colour give the necklace warmth and character and complements the gems. Sadly, these are now rare beads. Like all antiques, the supply can cease
    • 14 kt gold clasp
    • length 49cm with 3.5cm pendant drop
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  10. Ref 1651

    Regular Price: £725.00

    Special Price £600.00

    • Fine rare vintage white jade panel (4 cm long x 2.5 cm wide x 6.5 mm deep) with russet markings, carved with a plant growing out of rocks, the symbol of endurance and adaptability
    • the craftsman has used the brown skin of the jade for the rocks
    • attached by vermeil beads from India
    • rare, 18 ct gold on hardened resin beads from Afghanistan
    • rough cut faceted peridot
    • rich dark carnelian faceted panels
    • length 48cm with 4cm pendant drop
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