Pavé Diamond & Spinel Buddha Pendant on Diamond Clasp & Mixed Iolite Necklace
Necklace Length: 33 inches (16.5 inches) doubled
Pendant Drop: 3 inches
Pendant Width: 1.6 inches
Oxidized Sterling Silver Wire
Diamond Weight Clasp: 0.9 carat (diamonds on both sides)
Diamond Weight Pendant: 5.29 carats
Total Diamond Weight: 6.19 carats
Spinel Weight Pendant: 2.25 carats
Solid Silver Weight Pendant: 20.68 grams
NOTE: Pendant is detachable from the necklace via a 10k gold latch bail (see photo 3). This is a one of a kind necklace - as of now, we cannot make another. Due to the natural aspect of the sectarian pendant, even if we end up finding a similar pendant, it won't look the same as this one.
DIAMONDS are the toughest gem in the world, and can be found in 6 of the 7 continents across the world (sorry Antartica). Many times referred to as the "King of Gems", diamonds symbolize light as when its colorless facets catch the sun, they display the entire color spectrum. Diamonds have also been know as a strong symbol of invincibility in the wearer.
SPINEL is the oldest gemstone formed on Earth. It comes in a rainbow of hues (many famous "rubies" from history, were in fact spinel). Most of spinel is natural found in Asia, and in Burma natural crystals were so perfect that it was claimed they were formed by the gods.
IOLITE - with its name coming from the word ios, the Greek word for violet, iolite is known for its blue-violet color. Commonly called the "water sapphire" iolite does give the appearance of a slightly more translucent version of a natural sapphire. The stone was also known as the "Vikings' Compass" as viking sailors used it to see the sun's location through overcast skies.