Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Lady Snowdon - By Gemheaven

Lady Snowdon - By Gemheaven
Available Exclusively At Wire Boutique

Meaurements: The focal Tanzanite measures just over 0.5" or 1.5cmThe complete focal is 2" or 5cm approx - and at it widest 1.5" or just under 4 cm approxThe chain measures in length 18"/ 45.5cm extending to 19" / 48cm
Materials: Tanzanite, blue topaz, kyanite, sterling silver, natural blue chalcedony.
Description This necklace was designed and created after reading a beautiful book called Here Be Dragons by Sharon Pennan. Totally created with the heroine Joanne - Lady of Snowdon - in mind, I made the necklace regal and elegant. This fabulous tanzanite focal in the centre wire-wrapped piece inspired the colour scheme which includes blue topaz, Kyanite, natural blue chalcedony and lemon Quartz. Creating a sumptious chain to compliment with outstanding blue topaz stepped ovals and blue kyanite rondelles wire-wrapped to meet the chain - I think just defines the beauty of this piece. The Lady of Snowdon is Joanna - wife of the Prince of Wales Llewellyn. Joan was never called Princess of Wales, but, in Welsh, "Lady of Wales". She died at the royal home, Garth Celyn, Aber Garth Celyn, on the north coast of Gwynedd in 1237. Llywelyn's great grief at her death is recorded; he founded a Franciscan friary on the seashore at Llanfaes, opposite the royal home, in her honour. The friary was consecrated in 1240, shortly before Llywelyn died. It was closed down in 1537 by Henry VIII of England during the Dissolution of the Monasteries.

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