Blue Tourmaline and Gold Necklace
A delicate teal blue tourmaline sits at the centre of a burst of sun-rays on a gold coin with the feel of ancient treasure. Hung from a matching gold trace chain with a bolt clasp the coin is made from warm yellow 9ct gold. The blue tourmaline is set in bright sterling silver. The tourmaline is centred like a spiritual eye to balance both you and the design. This necklace represents energy and calm and how the two can live in balance together and be a harmonious whole.
This necklace was made by me and is hand engraved with close attention to detail using long practised and carefully honed skills. The edge of the necklace disc is left with its natural texture like an ancient coin.
Inspired By Music and Synaesthesia
I am synaesthetic, which is a neurological trait where my senses cross. Therefore I have a strong visual impression of shape, colour, movement and sometimes texture when I hear music. The Blue Tourmaline And Gold Necklace is inspired by what I see when I listen to “Wild Is The Wind” by David Bowie. The sinuous lines of Bowie’s voice in greens and blues, sun-rays of cymbal splashes, flame-like electric guitar, fluid shapes of purple and pink bass. The wildness and romance of the song reflected in the design of the necklace.
Mining gold is an environmentally invasive process, so I use recycled precious metals in all my work as far as I can. The gold I used to make this Blue Tourmaline And Gold Necklace comes from old and broken jewellery. Consequently, I am eliminating the need for newly mined gold in my work. If I need to use new gold, I buy fair mined gold. This means I can support miners who do a dangerous and challenging job, ensuring my jewellery is helping them to a proper wage. I melted a piece of old gold jewellery down. Then I hand forged the resulting ingot of into this Blue Tourmaline And Gold Necklace. This necklace has a full UK Hallmark for 9ct gold and sterling silver. For more on hallmarking and to see an image of my hallmark see my FAQ
Who Is This Blue Tourmaline and Gold Necklace For?
This necklace is for a spirit who loves their style and knows themselves. You look for jewellery that is a bit different to anchor your favourite outfits. You wear jewellery that has real meaning to you. Uniqueness, good quality and excellence that lasts are what you look for in your clothes and jewellery.
Full UK Hallmarks 9ct gold and sterling silver
Coin diameter 18mm
Chain length 40cm
Comes to you protected by a fully recyclable sturdy branded box