Estate 14k Gold Diopside and Diamond Pendant
MEASUREMENT: 1″ X 3/4″
WEIGHT: 3.0 Grams
GEM: Natural Diopside (7) 6mm X 4mm = 3.366 ctw, Single Cut Diamonds (5) .8mm = .018 ctw VS2 – Si1 Clarity, H Color
COMPOSITION: 14k Yellow and White Gold, Acid tested
CONDITION: Estate Item, Excellent (minimal wear)
COMMENTS: Crafted of 14k gold, this pendant is comprised of both yellow and white gold. It is set with 7 oval cut green Diopside which are well-saturated forest green color. They could be mistaken for green tourmaline or tsavorite garnet. The stones are set in a circle around the pendant with white gold top set with small yet sparkling diamonds! The bail is hidden which will make this pendant appear to float on a chain. Chrome diopside gemstones have been around a long time, but were only officially discovered in 1988. Originally, chrome diopside was sourced from Russia’s Eastern Siberia, but deposits have been found elsewhere in the world. The term diopside comes from the Greek words “di” and “opsis,” which mean “two” and “vision.” It’s no surprise then that this stone was viewed as one of visualization and was sometimes placed on the forehead to help encourage good dreams by ancient peoples. Other cultures believed green diopside had come from the tree of life. Chrome diopside has long been used to boost creative vision and awareness. This green gemstone is also thought to be able to improve intellect and encourages the desire of one to learn. Diopside is a monoclinic pyroxene mineral that occurs naturally in a variety of colors such as green, yellow and brown. Green is the most commonly found diopside color, which gets its beautiful hue from traces of the element chromium; hence the name chrome diopside. This chromium-rich diopside is transparent to translucent in appearance with a good chance of high visual clarity. The most valuable chromium diopside gems have a deep forest green similar to tsavorite garnet. Circa 1980’s. Pictured as received from a local estate. Excellent estate condition with minimal wear indicative of age.
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