DarkSkiesJewellery

Space Jewellery - Perfect Gifts for Star Gazers!

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom · 220 Sales

DarkSkiesJewellery

Space Jewellery - Perfect Gifts for Star Gazers!

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom 220 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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Announcement   Inspired by the wonderful dark skies of Northumberland this collection of space jewellery make ideal gifts for stargazers.

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Last updated on Jan 1, 2018

Inspired by the wonderful dark skies of Northumberland this collection of space jewellery make ideal gifts for stargazers.

Dianne Fox

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Emma Thomson

Emma Thomson on Sep 18, 2017

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I purchased these as a wedding gift for my hubby. I gave them to him the night before the wedding so he could wear them on the day, he's not just my world but my entire universe and he loves them, thank you!

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Wonderful gifts for Star Gazers!

This unique collection of jewellery by Dianne Fox is inspired by the wonderful dark skies of Northumberland.

A little over a year ago I was approached by Northumberland Tourism and asked if I would be interested in designing a range of products based on a Dark Skies theme. A large area of the county had recently been awarded a Gold Star Dark Sky status by the International Dark Sky Association, and the idea was put forward to encourage the preservation of our magical star filled night skies and to promote the area to star gazing tourists. As star gazing has always been an obsession of mine I was delighted to be given this opportunity and using stunning images of deep space, Dark Skies jewellery was born!

Each piece of jewellery shows Nebulas, Star Clusters, Planets or Galaxies, details of which are described on a small gift card or on the reverse of a greetings card.

I use some of the most striking and wonderful images from the NASA archives, miniaturise them and set them firmly into place behind glass cabochons which are then set into a silver plated base. The earrings are displayed on a C6 size greetings card with an envelope and text on the reverse of each card explains what each image represents. NASA web details are included to encourage people to take a look for themselves; the intention being to inspire and to give people a glimpse into the " Wonder's of the Universe"!

The IDA is the recognised authority on light pollution and an IDA Dark Sky Park is an area of land that is recognised as having an exceptional or distinguished quality of starry nights and a nocturnal environment that is protected for its scientific, natural, educational, cultural heritage, and public enjoyment.

The original range of nebulas and galaxy designs includes earrings, pendants, cufflinks, brooch/pins and a charm bracelet featuring one each of the six designs. The latest "Planet" range includes each of the 8 planets in all of the above items. The bracelet, pendants and cufflinks are supplied in a jewellery box with a small descriptive gift card that sits inside the lid.

Dianne Fox is one of the resident designer/makers at Kirkharle Courtyard in Northumberland U.K., where you can usually see her at work and see her full range of original artworks.

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  • Dianne Fox

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    Hons Degree in Fine Art. (UK) Gift of the Year Award. Professional artist.

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