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Claire van Holthe Rose Quartz Statement Necklace

£400.00

Rose Quartz & Rock Crystal Point Pendant Necklace

One of a kind rough cut rose quartz necklace. Hand-made by Claire van Holthe.

 

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Claire van Holthe Rose Quartz Statement Necklace

Editor’s Notes: A bold and beautiful rose quartz necklace with a fascinating history and perfect for stacking or wearing solo.

Product Information:  One of a kind, hand-made by Claire van Holthe.

Beautifully presented in hand-crafted gift boxes with signature Ancienne Ambiance purple ribbons.

Size and Fit: Rose Quartz Necklace measures approximately 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. Discover more about renowned Claire van Holthe in Jeweller Bio above.

A little history… Rose quartz jewellery was first crafted by the Assyrians around 800 – 600 BC. Thought of as a stone for beauty and a symbol of love, it is known as the “love stone” to balance the emotions and heal disappointment.

Believed to have magical powers, the Ancient Romans, Egyptians and Greeks all used quartz crystals as potent talismans. The Romans used rose quartz as a seal to signify ownership, Ancient Greek myths depict rose quartz as a symbol of passion and adoration. The Ancient Egyptians believed the stone was closely linked to Goddess Isis and had restorative qualities to heal skin and prevent ageing.

Rock Crystal was given its name by ancient Greek philosopher Theophrastus – derived from the Greek ‘crystallos’. Believed to embolden its wearer and remove stress, the Romans loved to use Rock Crystal for making jewellery. The Ancient Greeks believed that the Gods only drank ambrosia and nectar from Crystal goblets.  

 

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Jeweller Bio

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Claire van Holthe

Claire van Holthe has a passion for natural coloured gems and sources stones from around the world. Her hand-made designs, some reminiscent of ancient jewellery, are feminine, delicate and respectfully keep in mind the stones natural power and beauty. It is the stones cut and colour that interests Claire the most, she lets the stones speak for themselves and designs around their natural beauty.

In 2004 we commissioned London-based Dutch jewellery designer Claire van Holthe to make Ancienne Ambiance Jewellery incorporating ancient artefacts. We are now thrilled to showcase pieces from her Ancient Goddess inspired collection of one-off pieces.

Discover more about independent jeweller Claire van Holthe in blog post ‘Meet The Jewellers’ here…

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