Tide Pool - Approximately 1.5cm diameter, suspended from a 2cm chain
Birthstones vary from 3mm - 5mm
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"At the Beach"
Coastal Collection. Product Code: CCN1
Hi Lesley, Thank you so much for the necklace, I love it! We were out when the postman called on Saturday so I had to wait until Monday to collect the necklace, Best wishes, Carol, May 2014
Inspiration for the handmade silver, aquamarine, starfish, tide pool and birthstone necklace is drawn from spending time at the local beach and around the coast of Dorset. A starfish is featured with a unique tide pool. As the sea sweeps in and out, little pools of water are collected, leaving the pebbles sitting in the pool in its wake.
The starfish is 3 dimensional and made from 999 fine silver. The tide pool is created from a 1.5cm silver disc which is reticulated - the process of heating and cooling the silver 7 times and taking to a near melting point - to evoke the impression of ripples of water with the sea breeze blowing over the coast onto the tide pool. Recycled silver is used to create the pebbles in the water and a beautiful genuine nugget of aquamarine is wrapped to the chain. The aquamarine is the birthstone of March and has been specifically chosen because of its Latin meaning "aqua" = water and "mar" = sea. Legend has it that mermaids tails were made of aquamarine! Each tide pool will be slightly different in its shape and size because of the process of reticulation.
Added to this stunning creation is the ability to personalise it with a gemstone of your choice, making a perfect birthday gift. Each gemstone is genuine and purchased only from reputable gemstone dealers within the UK.
January - Garnet (faceted 4mm x 6mm)
February - Amethyst 4mm
March - Aquamarine 4mm
May - Emerald (tumbled nugget)
June - Pearl (5-6mm)
August - Peridot 4mm
November - Citrine 4mm
December - Turquoise 3-4mm A+ Grade
This is a stunning item of handmade jewellery and will surely be greatly admired by anyone who sees it