Pearl & opal necklace
Pearl & opal necklace.
AAA grade is the highest quality available, these peach colour pearls show an amazing depth of lustre, perfectly round, with a very smooth surface finish. Perhaps the best-loved gems of all time, pearls—both natural and modern cultured pearls—occur in a wide variety of colours. Pearl is the birthstone for June and the gem of the thirtieth wedding anniversary. Discover more in my pearl buyers guide.
The pearls alternate with beautiful white Australian opals. Because opal has the colours of other gems, the Romans thought it was the most precious and powerful of all. The Bedouins believed that opals contained lightning and fell from the sky during thunderstorms. When Australia’s mines began to produce opals commercially in the 1890s, it quickly became the world’s primary source for this October birthstone.
David Ashton handcrafts his jewellery in London, particularly proud to offer an exceptional level of personalisation. Perfect to wear every day, they are comfortable and substantial enough to last a lifetime.
Gemstones are a lifetime passion. David & Nicola have both studied at the internationally recognised Gem-A and have passed the prestigious DGA. An extensive stock of beautiful diamonds, sapphires, rubies & emeralds is available for you to select from. Importantly we will gladly show you a selection, discuss and explain the technical and aesthetic considerations.
Price guide as shown 10mm AAA peach pearl alternating with 3mm opal & sterling silver stone set catch. Pearl necklace 18ct yellow gold
His designs are elegantly modern, designed for life, and unmistakably David Ashton creations. Internationally recognised, his iconic ring stacks have been seen in Elle, Vogue, V&A, & the TATE to name a few. ruby diamond eternity ring
In his younger years, David trained as a scientific and medical instrument maker in Cambridge and, consequently as an aircraft engineer. Importantly, this gave him a unique perspective on precision manufacturing, which he then applied to jewellery making.