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Birthstone May Emerald Initial Necklace in Yellow Gold Vermeil

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This Birthstone May Emerald Initial Necklace is intricately hand-engraved with a scrolled initial and elegantly adorned with a lustrous, brilliant-cut Emerald in a Victoriana star-set setting. Wearing the Emerald is said to imbue the wearer with wisdom, growth, and intelligence.

Additionally, according to legend, the gem protects against danger and bestows the bearer with a strong heart, making it an ideal present for a loved one who has Emerald as their birthday gemstone.

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History tells us that the Emerald was a stone worshipped by the Incas, considered a symbol of eternal life in ancient Egypt, and was considered the favourite jewel of Queen Cleopatra. The Emerald has been around in many cultures for over 6,000 years and was sold in the markets of Babylon as early as 4,000 B.C.

The Emerald gemstone got its name from an ancient Persian word that translated to the Greek as Smaragdus, meaning "greenstone". Although most commonly considered green, Emeralds occur in various hues, from yellow-green to blue-green, with the finest being a pure verdant green hue.

Read more about the inspiration and symbolism behind the Emerald Birthstone on our blog

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May Emerald Initial Necklace: A Handcrafted Gem from London's Heart

Delve into the world of bespoke jewellery with the May Emerald Initial Necklace, a piece meticulously handcrafted in London's renowned workshops. Every necklace, sculpted with profound love and care, mirrors its creator's artisanal prowess and dedication.

Ensuring that your piece isn't just unique and authentic, each necklace undergoes rigorous hallmarking with the full traditional Hallmark. This includes my distinctive Maker's Mark, a nod to Traditional Fineness, the exacting Millesimal Fineness indicating metal purity, the renowned seal of the Assay Office, and the chronological Date Letter, all validated by the prestigious London Goldsmith's Company Assay Office.
This piece isn't merely about artistry but the moments it represents. Born from the idea of cherishing memories, it is a tangible reminiscence of those special moments when a gift holds more meaning than words can express. This necklace is designed to be more than an accessory; it's a keepsake, allowing its bearer to hold onto treasured emotions and memories.

Detailed to perfection, the Emerald Initial spans roughly 1.8cm by 1.8cm with a substantive depth of 1.3cm. Tailor your piece by choosing from an array of chain lengths, from the delicate 16" to a bolder 24". Complementing the necklace, a hand-tied Freshwater Pearl graces the clasp, adding a touch of finesse to your diamond-cut curb necklace. Given its handmade nature, the piece may showcase unique characteristics like tiny flecks or minor scratches, each telling its own story.

Gifting is an art and presentation of its essence. Your jewellery is nestled in a traditional, luxe box, accompanied by a velvety suede pouch, ensuring its protection. Add a personal touch with our bespoke note card, perfect for penning heartfelt messages. And to tie it all up, quite literally, a plush grosgrain ribbon envelopes the box.

The May Emerald Initial Necklace isn't just a jewel; it's an emotion crafted for those you hold close. Timeless and forever cherished.

Chain Lengths
  Lauren is shown wearing all four chain lengths – 16″, 18″, 20″ and 24″

The pendants shown measure 1.8cm by 1.8cm. Lauren is 177cm / 5.10″ and wears a size 8

If you are unsure about which one to choose, our most popular chain length is 18″

We will happily send out extra chain lengths for you to choose between and return the ones you don’t like
Precious Metals & Responsibility

All of the Silver and Gold is recycled. 

18ct Yellow Gold : (750 parts of Gold per thousand)

9ct Yellow Gold : (375 parts of Gold per thousand)

Yellow Gold is alloyed with copper and silver to strengthen and give it longevity.

The shade of the Gold depends on the Gold content. Therefore, the 18ct Yellow colour is richer than the paler Yellow Gold.

Sterling Silver: 925 hallmarked Sterling Silver

Gold Vermeil: a layer of 18ct Gold Plate of at least 2.5 microns over the top of Sterling Silver.

Gold Vermeil is a layer of 18ct Gold Plate that will eventually wear away over time.

The speed of this wear is affected by elements such as being exposed to water, heat, chlorine, natural body oils, products and perfumes.

I know it’s tempting to wear your jewellery while swimming, showering or at the gym, but it should be avoided.

And it’s best to put your jewellery on after applying your make-up and lovely scent.

With all of my Bianca Jones jewellery,  I believe in creating forever heirlooms, putting people and the planet first. My pieces are either made straight into metal, hand-carved in wax or using CAD and cast through the ancient process of lost-wax-casting locally here in the UK. All of the Silver and Gold is recycled. And each piece is hand-finished with care and love.

Delivery & Returns

UK Shipping is £7.95 and Worldwide Shipping is £15. 

With some of my more expensive pieces, Fed Ex may be a preferred option for international purchases. I can quickly get a quote for you.

Please note

All Sterling Silver and Gold Vermeil charm jewellery is custom-made and shipped to you in 14 working days or less.

All engraved and stone set Sterling Silver and Gold Vermeil jewellery is custom-made and shipped to you in 4 weeks or less.

All Solid Gold charm jewellery is custom-made and shipped to you in 4 weeks or less.

All engraved and stone set Solid Gold jewellery is custom-made and shipped to you in 6 weeks or less.


In the unlikely event that you are unhappy with your purchase, we are happy to exchange or refund items returned within 14 days of delivery. Regrettably any returns received outside of the returns window will be refused or issued with a credit. 

All items must be returned unworn, in their original packaging. We cannot accept returns on earrings, according to best practice hygiene standards, nor do we accept returns of any made-to-order, bespoke or engraved pieces.

I love gift-giving and the sentiment that goes along with it.

Bianca Jones Star-Set Emerald Birthstone Initial Necklace in Gold Vermeil with Hand-Engraved Detail
Bianca Jones Star-Set Emerald Birthstone Initial Necklace in Gold Vermeil with Hand-Engraved Detail
Bianca Jones Star-Set Emerald Birthstone Initial Necklace in Gold Vermeil with Hand-Engraved Detail
Bianca Jones Star-Set Emerald Birthstone Initial Necklace in Gold Vermeil with Hand-Engraved Detail
Bianca Jones Star-Set Emerald Birthstone Initial Necklace in Gold Vermeil with Hand-Engraved Detail
Bianca Jones Star-Set Emerald Birthstone Initial Necklace in Gold Vermeil with Hand-Engraved Detail
Star-Set Emerald Birthstone Initial Necklace in Gold Vermeil with Hand-Engraved Detail



  • Bianca created me a beautiful bespoke necklace with my children’s initials. I love her jewellery, I have bought several pieces before and always recommend her to friends. Delicate pieces beautifully made. Love her style and the quality is amazing!

    Tessa McGinness
  • Bianca makes beautiful, stunning jewellery but what makes her really wonderful is the kindness and thoughtfulness she shows when you need any assistance deciding what to purchase. Excellent service from start to finish and I couldn’t recommend her highly enough. This wasn’t my first piece from Bianca and it won’t be my last. Classic and timeless they will all last me a lifetime. Thank you so much!

    Nicola Hunter
  • Absolutely adore Bianca and her extraordinary work! She crated the most superb engagement ring (piece of art for) my my beautiful bride-to-be. Even in spite of being in Australia and Bianca being in the UK, communication throughout the entire process was flawless. I couldn't recommend Bianca highly enough. Big love from Australia! ♡

    Brodie Dear
  • Beautifully designed and created jewellery. Bianca helped me throughout the process to get the design right and ensured that everything was perfect. Bianca even followed up after I had received the necklace to make sure the recipient was happy with it! Gorgeous jewellery and personal service.

    Joe Laing
  • Bianca has made several pieces of jewellery for me and my partner. My first was a beautiful gold bee necklace which I literally never take off! She then made a signet ring for my partner and my engagement ring. Recently I found a special necklace I'd lost and Bianca redipped it for me and brought it back to life. She is so friendly and accomodating, we wouldn't go anywhere else now! Thank you, Bianca!

    Myriam Osterley
  • Bianca was an absolute pleasure to deal with...and my engraved compass charm bracelet is simply beautiful. It has become a very treasured possession. The communication with Bianca was excellent and ensured the bracelet was exactly as I wanted. I could not be happier with it and definitely hope to treat myself to more of her very special jewellery in the future!

    Fiona Shearer
  • Purchased one of Bianca’s necklaces as a gift for a friend and it was perfect! Such a beautiful piece and Bianca went above and beyond to get it to me in time for the special occasion. Would highly recommend! Thank you again Bianca.

    Lillie G
  • I first stumbled across Bianca's work a couple of years ago when i was looking for a Bee necklace for my partners birthday - not only did she create the perfect design for me, she was an absolute pleasure to deal with throughout the whole procees. Since then I commisioned her to make my partners engagement ring and I/we couldnt have been happier with the results! The ring is exactly how i imagined it and get's so many comments when people see it - Bianca even kindly re-sized it without any fuss after i managed to get the measurements frighteningly wrong - Highly reccomended :)

    Adams Cakes
  • Bianca is the most lovely, talented person I've ever purchased jewellery from. I cannot recommend her enough xx

    Gill Clark
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