The emerald in this pendant is exquisite. It has a cabochon briolette cut. The top is drilled, and we thread a gold bar through the gemstone for security without prongs or bezels allowing the gemstone to articulate.
We set this transparent emerald gemstone in an inverted 'Y' custom 18k white gold setting adorned with seven round diamonds. Included is an 18K white gold 18" chain.
Please note: The model is wearing a 16" link chain. We are not offering this chain at this time - instead your pendant comes with an 18" snake chain of 18K white gold.
Weight: 3.2 carats
Shape/Cut: Briolette Cabochon
Origin: Musakashi, Zambia
Size (Length x Diameter): 10 x 8 mm
Color: Bluish Emerald Green (best saturation)
Clarity: VS1 - Transparent
Metal: Solid 18K White Gold
Accents: Diamonds (7):
Weight: .07 tcw
Chain: 18K White Gold
Gold (solid) Snake Chain, 18"
Emeralds are in the beryl family of gemstones, with Morganites, Aquamarines, Goshenites, Heliodors, etc. as siblings. Emeralds are classified as a Type III gemstone - meaning inclusions are common and don't detract significantly from the value of transparent gemstones. The factors when appraising emeralds are the color (primary factor), clarity, size and cut - in that order. The color of this emerald is perfect - a natural, well-saturated bluish green. This emerald is also transparent - light passes easily through the gemstone and the clarity is great for an emerald.
Clarity of all colored gemstones is determined using the naked eye, as opposed to grading diamonds which is determined by using a 10x loupe. This emerald's color and clarity are superb.
Legend & Lore*:
People believed emeralds could confer riches, power, and eloquence if worn as talismans. Purportedly, these gems also strengthened memory and sharpened wits. Its most valuable power? Perhaps bestowing the ability to predict future events.
*The information provided above is for entertainment purposes only. It is based on centuries of folklore, well before the age of modern medicine. It is not meant as actual medical information or advice in any way.