Claire van Holthe Rose Quartz Statement Necklace
Editor’s Notes: A statement rose quartz necklace with a fascinating history.
Product Information: A rough cut rose quartz necklace with large rock crystal point pendant and solid silver hook clasp. 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: Rose Quartz Necklace measures approximately 23cm long. Solid silver hook clasp and sliver links.
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.