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Hello! I specialise in delicate and dainty jewellery made from silver and top quality gemstones that I source mainly direct from gemstone cutters in Jaipur, India, before bringing them back to make into jewellery in my studio overlooking Mounts Bay in beautiful Cornwall.

All of my jewellery comes boxed so it's ready to give as a present to someone special - and that includes yourself!

***Last order dates! Friday 18th December for postal orders. Monday 21st December for local collection by 23rd December***

Not everything I make is listed here - if you've seen something at a craft fair and can't find it here, please get in touch with me directly.

Black Spinel Briolette Pendant on Sterling Silver Chain

Black Spinel Briolette Pendant on Sterling Silver Chain
£39.00 2 Available
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Description

Black, blacker and blackest - this Spinel briolette is considered to be Zed-black, the blackest of all stones. However, as Spinel also has one of the highest refractive indexes of all stones, there is an amazing glitter to the stone - visitors to my craft stall often ask if it's navy or purple, as the light refracts through the black faceted stone.

Spinels have been desired throughout history, but were perhaps most popular in Europe during the 16th and 17th centuries when they were the favoured stone of Royalty. Look at any portrait of people like Henry VIII or Elizabeth I and you'll see them wearing black gemstones stones: spinels. They were so desirable in the European Royal Courts that if you couldn't afford spinels, you bought diamonds instead and painted the backs black!

All my jewellery comes in a presentation box ready for gifting.

Matching earrings are also available.

Handmade in Cornwall

Shipping & delivery

This item will be posted to you by Sarah de Larrinaga Jewellery within 5 days of receiving payment.

Shipping destination Cost Additional items
United Kingdom £3.00 £1.00

Returns Policy

You have 14 days, from receipt, to notify the seller if you wish to cancel your order or exchange an item.

Unless faulty, the following types of items are non-refundable: items that are personalised, bespoke or made-to-order to your specific requirements; items which deteriorate quickly (e.g. food), personal items sold with a hygiene seal (cosmetics, underwear) in instances where the seal is broken.

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