Claire van Holthe Rock Crystal Points Statement Necklace
Editor’s Notes: A perfect gift for a loved one.
Product Information: One-of-a-kind rock crystal necklace hand-made by Claire van Holthe. Perfectly presented in a signature luxury gift box which is crafted by hand in the UK.
Size and Fit: Necklace measures 23cm long. Solid silver hook clasp.
CLAIRE VAN HOLTHE Jewellery: 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.
A little history… Believed to embolden its wearer and remove stress, Rock Crystal was given its name by ancient Greek philosopher Theophrastus – derived from the Greek ‘crystallos’. The ancient Greeks believed that Gods drank ambrosia and nectar from Crystal goblets, while the Romans used Rock Crystal for making jewellery. People have used Garnets for jewellery and decorative objects for millennia. It’s one of the oldest known gemstones used in Ancient Egyptian necklaces and was a highly valued gem by the Ancient Greeks and Romans. Garnet’s name is derived from the Latin word garanatus, which means pomegranate – because the small, red crystals were thought to resemble pomegranate seeds.