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Holly Chalcedony Pendant

18kt gold pendant featuring holly chalcedony, rutilated quartz and tsavorite garnets.

Holly Chalcedony!

Holly chalcedony,  rutilated quartz and tsavorite garnets come together to create this striking pendant.  The holly chalcedony drops from an 18kt gold bezel with a lustrous satin finish.  Above, a cabochon rutilated quartz floats within a polished golden arch.  And, to the side two round brilliant tsavorite garnets sparkle.  This pendant is hand crafted in 18kt gold.

Holly chalcedony is a rare purple variety of translucent quartz.  With its lush purple color this gem is highly prized by jewelry designers,  as well as gem collectors.

The tsavorites are an exotic variety of garnet known for its vibrant green color and are found in the Tsavo Park region of Kenya.

Close-up of rutliated quartz.

The rutilated quartz cabochon is a colorless rock crystal quartz that contains delicate, golden rutile needles.  Rutile is a mineral variety of titanium.  The rutile needles developed with in the quartz crystal while it was forming.

The above close-up of the rutilated quartz shows the golden silk-like threads of the rutile needles.  They are perfectly complemented by the highly polished golden bezel and arch.


In this side view you can see the depth of the bezels that securely hold the gemstones.  Note the crisp edges and smooth surfaces.  The precision of these hand-crafted bezels is indicative of the care and quality with which this jewel was created.

A nice feature of this pendant is its hidden,  oversized bail.  Two gently arched round gold  "wires"  form the hidden bail behind the rutilated quartz.  The shape of the bail allows this pendant to rest comfortably on almost any chain or silken cord.  Or,  the pendant can float along a beautiful domed omega choker.

Also note the thickness of the bezels that hold the rutilated quartz,  tsavorites and holly chalcedony.  From the front these bezels have a light, delicate appearance,  but as you examine the bezels more closely you see that they have sturdy walls which securely hold and protect the gemstones.


Side view of 18kt gold pendant with holly chalcedony, rutilated quartz and tsavorite garnets


Rear view of 18kt gold holly chalcedony pendant. Close up of Bijoux Extraodinaire hallmark.

The back of this pendant is finished as beautifully as the front.  Our goldsmiths are sticklers for all the fine details!

Our hallmark ("BEL") and the purity of the gold ("18KT") are stamped on the back of each jewel we create.  These hallmarks are your assurance of excellence in craftsmanship,  materials and design.


Name:  Holly Chalcedony!

Cost:

This hand-made chalcedony pendant has sold.  We would love to create a similar pendant for you with the gemstones of your choice.  Please give us a call to discuss gemstones,  design options and costs  (603 624-8672).

Measurements:
This 18kt gold pendant measures  1 1/8" from the top of the gold arch to the tip of the holy chalcedony.  The pendant's width  - from bezel-set tsavorite to bezel-set tsavorite -  is  3/4".

The holly chalcedony weighs  7.08 carats and the cabochon-cut rutilated quartz weighs  1.52 carats.  The two tsavorite garnets are each  2.8 millimeters in diameter.


We can re-create this pendant in a variety of beautiful gemstones and precious metals.  You may want to consider tourmilated quartz, lapis lazuli, malachite, onyx, amethyst or one of the many flavors of tourmaline.  For precious metals,  platinum, rose gold and yellow gold are all possibilities  -  either alone or in combination.  To discuss gemstones,  precious and metals design options,  please give us a call  (603 624-8672)  or  send us an email.


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