With a flourish of gemstones, the floral motif on this medallion pendant necklace is reminiscent of Gothic designs. Features 7.80 ct. t.w. multi-stones of white topaz, rhodolite garnet, green diopside, and a garnet cabochon centered on a black onyx disc. Includes a snake chain with springring clasp. Sterling silver pendant necklace.
DROP: A dangling or stationary detail which "drops" from a bale, strand or earring backing.
2 3/8 inches
Necklace Drop Width:
STERLING SILVER: Also known as "Standard Silver," sterling silver is silver alloyed with other metals to increase the hardness and durability. Generally, sterling is 92.5% silver and 7.5% other metals. Some sterling silver jewelry is plated with 14kt-18kt gold and referred to as "vermeil," or "gold over sterling."
POLISHED: A buffed-out finish used to produce a mirror-like shine.
SNAKE: A chain comprised of tightly linked wavy plates, resulting in a smooth, round look with a subtle zigzag pattern.
SPRINGRING CLASP: Invented in the early 1900s this diminutive device is highly effective. It's a hollow circular metal fastener with a spring opening. This keeps the clasp closed.
ONYX: A favorite of the ancient Greeks and Romans, this glossy black gemstone adds a sophisticated shine to rings, necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Perfect for day or night, onyx delivers a dramatic dose of color to gold and sterling silver jewelry designs.
(Color: Black, Quantity: 1, Shape & Cutting Style: Round, Size: 50 mm)
GARNET: the birthstone of January. One glance at the deep red seeds nestled inside of a pomegranate explains why the word "garnet" comes from the Latin word "granatus," meaning "grain" or "seed." This name was given to the garnet because of its close resemblance to the succulent seed.
(Color: Burgundy, Quantity: 1, Shape & Cutting Style: Round Cabochon,
CABOCHON: A style of cutting gemstones to achieve a smooth, domed surface with an absence of facets.
Weight: 5.90 carats, Size: 10 mm)
RHODOLITE: Rhodolite charms in a range of feminine shades — from rose to raspberry to purplish-red. Lighter than a ruby, rhodolite garnets offer a lovely luster. Rhodolite can be a delightful twist on the traditional January birthstone.
(Color: Purple, Quantity: 4, Shape & Cutting Style: Round, Weight: 0.40 ct. t.w., Size: 3 mm)
DIOPSIDE: Though quite rare, diopside is one of the most affordable green gemstones. This gorgeous newcomer, mined mainly in Siberia, lights up jewelry designs with vibrant shades of green and makes an ideal choice for pendants, rings and earrings.
(Color: Green, Quantity: 4, Shape & Cutting Style: Marquise,
MARQUISE: An elliptical shape that comes to a point at the top and bottom. Sometimes referred to as a "navette."
Weight: 0.50 ct. t.w., Size: 5x3 mm)
TOPAZ: Available in a stunning selection of shades, the topaz's sky blue hue is one of the most popular colors for jewelry designs. Once thought to offer protection, today topaz is favored for its durability and affordability. Yellow topaz is the birthstone for November while blue topaz is for December.
(Color: White, Quantity: 100, Shape & Cutting Style: Round, Weight: 1.00 ct. t.w.)