Winter Solstice at Stonehenge

Winter Solstice at Stonehenge

The air is fragile and cold,

Cold enough for breath to frost on lips,

Cold enough that the wind has blown still and quiet.

The clear light of the moon sings a haunting song,

Played to the backing track of the stars.

The great, grey stones hunch,

Wide and proud,

Older than time,

They rest.

 

£455

(1 customer review)

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Winter Solstice at Stonehenge

Recycled 100 year old silver Half Crown coin depicting Winter Solstice at Stonehenge 

This enchanting scene is particularly special for those who hold the Solstices dear. In Iranian tradition, there is a celebration of the Northern Hemisphere’s Winter Solstice called Yalda Night, or Shabe Chelleh. This is one of Iran’s oldest traditions, one of the few remaining pieces of Persian culture around today. There are many other fabulous and rich cultures which incorporate this special day into their calendar, and so I thought it fitting to make a piece to reflect them. Stonehenge has always been a particularly magical place in Albion, and, in the Winter Solstice, holds a particular strength for me.

The coins I use to create Winter Solstice are marred from wear marks from being used to buy and sell over one hundred years ago. Rather than let them simply be melted down for the silver content, I absolutely love coming up with designs and ideas. Then, I can transform them into magical, moonlit scene. By doing this I retain the historical details, simultaneously adding depth, interest and intrigue to the Winter Solstice at Stonehenge.

I have individually hand-cut, carved and engraved the details from the silver Half Crown with a traditional jewellers’ hand tools. As I hand-cut each coin individually to order, every one is completely unique and unusual. They look and feel special. If you liked this little froglet, why not have a look at these traditional runes?

Handmade & Recycled in Cambridge, England.
Size : Approx 32 mm diameter

1 review for Winter Solstice at Stonehenge

  1. Michelle Jones

    I was born on Christmas Eve, so this really resonates with me. It is so beautifully sculpted, I cannot believe the detail he’s managed to bring out of an old coin! I am lucky enough to to have several HG pieces, and they are pieces of miniature art. I look forward to many more birthday, Christmas and anniversary gifts…!

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NECKLACE INFORMATION

Many of the necklace / pendant designs are complete. These designs have a sterling silver chain attached to the pendant from both sides. This design is perfect for looking in a mirror to fasten the necklace. It also makes a fabulous feature of the handmade hook catch (and star if chosen).  The necklace length you choose includes the length of the actual pendant. Do not worry about the pendant dimensions we will take care of your order. Order the necklace length you would normally wear and the necklace you receive will sit in the perfect position..

 

BRACELET INFORMATION

Extra small : approx 170 mm

Small size : approx 185 mm

Medium size : approx 195 mm

Large size : approx 210 mm (good size if you want a looser dangly medium fit)

XL size approx 225 mm (includes an extra link; i.e. another lovely flower, butterfly, bird, etc section custom made)

XXL size approx 250 mm ((includes an extra two links; i.e. another couple of lovely flower, butterfly, bird, etc sections custom made)

Ring Sizes.

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Silver Chain lengths size guide

Silver chain lengths are many and various.  Mostly it comes down to two factors your size and individual style.  These will determine whats going to suit you at the times you are wearing it.  Click the link to see a guide of the most popular sizes and how they look, comparatively.