Ancient Carnelian Beads Hoop Earrings, 18k Gold


Crafted for AMBIANCE by Claire van Holthe at her atelier in London, these delicate 18K gold hoop earrings are embellished with Ancient Carnelian beads, c. 1st Millennium B.C. An effortless way to add character and a pop of colour to any outfit, day or night. Wearable history for today and decades to come.

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Editor’s Notes: Truly extraordinary earrings. 

What It Is: Wearable history for today and decades to come. These modern 18K gold hoop earrings incorporate beautiful Ancient Carnelian beads, c. 1st Millennium B.C.

  • Size and Fit: Earrings measure 5cm long, 1.5cm wide. Hoops for pierced ears.
  • Comes with a certificate of authenticity for the Ancient artefacts used.
  • Expertly handcrafted by jeweller Claire van Holthe at her London atelier.
  • Beautifully presented in hand-crafted black gift boxes with signature Ancienne Ambiance purple ribbons.

A little history… Gold jewellery was worn by both men and women in the Sumer civilisation around 3000 BC and gold chains were first produced in the city of Ur in 2500 BC. In ancient Rome, the carnelian gemstone was a symbol of courage. The Greeks and Babylonians believed wearing carnelian would bring them good fortune.

Ancient Carnelian: Carnelian gemstone beads have been used for centuries to create beautiful jewellery and charms. A bold and beautiful stone that truly stands out, the intense, fiery gemstone can evoke the warmth and illumination of the sun or the blazing embers of a burning fire.

Ancient Artefacts: Ambiance maintains a provenance registry of all ancient pieces featured in jewellery collections and exclusively sources ancient artefacts from Leading specialists in authentic ancient art, jewellery and antiquities for five generations, Artemission is a member of the Association of International Antiquities Dealers (AIAD) and abides by the Association’s Code of Conduct.

Claire van Holthe for Ambiance: A collaboration blending our brand heritage (ancient jewellery and antiquities) with resident jeweller Claire van Holthe. This enchanting collection celebrates Ancient amulets, intaglios and coins from various cultures set with modern 18k gold… thousands of years old and of museum quality, these ancient artefacts are given a new life as wearable history for today and decades to come.

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Jeweller Bio

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Claire van Holthe

London-based jewellery designer and maker Claire van Holthe developed her skills at the prestigious Sir John Cass College of Art.

Famed for her use of exquisite natural coloured gems, Claire’s iconic jewels feature regularly in Vogue, Tatler, Grazia and Sunday Times Style.

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