This delicate beaded chain necklace is made from sterling silver and a variety of semi precious stone beads arranged in an ombre formation resembling a rainbow going into a darker storm cloud. 17" or 43.5cm long and closes with a hook and eye clasp in my bird mother shape inspired by ancient bird goddess iconography.
Some of the stones used in this necklace include carnelian, onyx, agate, citrine, peridot, unakite, lapis, garnet, rose quartz, tourmaline, smoky quartz and pyrite.
This necklace has been hallmarked in Edinburgh with the Scottish Silver Mark, the Edinburgh Assay mark and my maker's mark.
In Scots, a Watergaw is an incomplete rainbow-- a fragment of colours seen between dark clouds. You can read a description in Hugh MacDiarmid's poem, The Watergaw at https://www.poetryarchive.org/poem/watergaw
All my jewellery is made by hand by my partner Mike and myself in a converted 18th century naval school on the wild North coast of Scotland. All pieces come gift wrapped.