Roman Carnelian Necklace, 9K Gold


Crafted for AMBIANCE by Claire van Holthe at her atelier in London, this delicate 9K gold chain drop shape necklace is embellished with Ancient Carnelian beads, c. 2nd-3rd Century A.D. 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: A piece you’ll treasure for life.

What It Is: 9K gold chain necklace with Roman Carnelian beads c. 2nd-3rd Century A.D. The drop shape is reminiscent of Ancient Greek styles with a plunging neckline. Wearable history for today and decades to come.

  • Size and Fit: Necklace measures 30cm long.
  • 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… 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: Cornelian 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 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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