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Sapphire, Diamond and Garnet Pendant

18kt gold and platinum pendant with a garnet, sapphire and diamonds.

Renaissance Revival!

The Renaissance was an age of rebirth and cultural revival.  During the 1500s,  the classical past inspired new discoveries in the arts,  sciences and philosophy.

Our striking pendant was inspired by the beautiful jewels of this period,  especially as seen in the portraits of Holbein the Younger.

Portrait of Jane Seymour by Holbein the Younger, circa 1537

This pendant is hand crafted in 18kt gold and platinum and features a square radiant-cut rhodolite garnet.  The garnet glows with a deep raspberry-like color that is perfectly complemented by the warm tones of the yellow gold setting.  To the sides and beneath the center stone three round brilliant diamonds are set in platinum bezels.  And above,  a violet blue sapphire rests in a brightly polished platinum bail.

Sapphire and rhodolite garnet pendant crafted in platinum and 18kt gold.

The artisans and jewelers of the Renaissance are known for the artistry of their creations and the meticulous detail of their work.  In creating this pendant we strove to follow both of these proud traditions.

Note the evenness and clean lines of the bezel settings which securely hold the gemstones.  The walls of the settings are thick and deep to give the jewel a sense of grandness,  while balancing the brilliance of the gemstones.  Like all great jewels this pendant has an impact without being overstated.

Side view of pendant showing hidden bail.

The pendant features a  "hidden bail"  crafted in platinum and tucked away behind the bezel-set sapphire.  The bail is designed so that,  when the pendant is suspended on a necklace or choker,  it appears to float in mid air.

The three diamonds are bezel-set in platinum collets that match the height of the center stone.  The column-like collets are tapered toward the rear to create a refined look.

Close up of Bijoux Extraordinaire hallmark.

Like the Renaissance jewelers,  our hallmark ("BEL") is placed on the underside of each jewel we create.  The piece is also marked with the purity of the precious metals  (platinum and 18kt gold)  from which it was crafted.  These hallmarks are your assurance of excellence in craftsmanship and design.

Name:  Renaissance Revival!

Cost: Although this pendant has sold,  we feature many more beautiful pendants and necklaces in the Necklace Gallery.

This platinum and 18kt gold pendant measures  1"  from the top of the bail to the lower bezel set diamond.  The pendant is  0.75"  from side diamond to side diamond.

The Rhodolite garnet is a square radiant-cut and weighs  5.63 carats.  The purple sapphire weighs  0.92 carats and is 7.4 millimeters long.  The three round diamonds weigh a total on  0.23 carats,  are F-G color and SI1 clarity.

This style of pendant can also be created with the gemstones of your choice.  Perhaps a striking tanzanite,  fancy yellow diamond or lush green emerald may be more to your liking.  The precious metals  - 18kt gold and platinum -  can also be varied to suit your taste.  To discuss gemstones,  design options and costs,  please give us a call  (603 624-8672)  or  send us an email.

Here are a few more classically inspired jewels in the Bijoux Galleries ....

Striking custom platinum and gold tanzanite ring.18kt gold ring with red spinel.A striking platinum pendant with a lavender spinel.

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