Blue Sapphire Urchin Studs
These adorable urchin studs have a deep blue Australian sapphire central spike. Each piece is individually carved by hand and cast in recycled 18ct yellow gold, making every stud unique. These spiny creatures are found on shallow rocky marine coastlines, and they are one of the longest living creatures on earth, with some living more than 200 years.
Sapphire, the birthstone of September, is most desired in its pure, rich blue colour but is present in almost every colour including pink, yellow and green. In the Middle Ages the gem was believed to protect those close to you from harm and also represented loyalty and trust. It is also the gem that married couples traditionally gift on their 45th wedding anniversary.
Clio Saskia is a designer and maker of exotic animal-inspired fine jewellery bringing weird and wonderful treasures to life. Vivacious and characterful jewellery reveals aspects of our personalities, sharing unspoken elements of identity with the world. In Clio's creations natural textures combine with intense colours to create vibrant miniature artworks, celebrating unexpected creatures found deep under the sea and high up in the jungle canopy.
Defying conventions of traditional jewellery design and perfecting a uniquely detailed and playful aesthetic, Clio Saskia creations are instantly recognisable. In joining a rich history of animal inspired jewellery across the globe, Clio's dream was to find a new voice and share a fresh perspective on this age-old tradition.
To look after your jewellery we recommend it must not be worn in the bath, shower or whilst swimming and we advise any perfume or hairspray is to be applied before putting on your jewellery to avoid contact with chemicals and cosmetics. Please remove your jewellery before engaging in practical activities such as sport.
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