Amethyst Torus and Diamond Pendant
Star Gazer Pendant
| A custom pendant featuring a magnificent round
amethyst torus set with a small round demantoid garnet in the
center. The amethyst is held in an 18kt yellow gold bezel
set within a diamond-shape platinum frame. The sides of
the platinum frame are concave creating a star-like
appearance. At each corner we set a brilliant round
We call this dramatic design "Star Gazer" because it reminds us of the North Star ... the brightest star in constellation Ursa Minor. Many stargazers use the North Star as reference to locating other stars and constellations in the sky, while early explorers used the North Star to navigate at sea.
The Amethyst Torus was cut and signed by renowned American lapidarist Glenn Lehrer. The gem has a rich purple color and subtle flashes of red and umber. The Torus cut creates a dazzling dance of light throughout the gem. We chose a Demantoid Garnet to set in the center of the Torus, the vivid green of the Garnet contrasts beautifully with the rich color of the Amethyst.
Demantoids are a rare variety of Andradite Garnet historically found in the Ural Mountains of Russia. Finer grade Demantoid Garnets have a vivid green hue and a wonderful display of spectral colors known as fire. Demantoid was named because of the fantastic quality of its fire which is the highest of all colored gemstones and rivals that of Diamond. Collectors enjoy the striking green color and brilliant fire of this gem, but are especially attracted to the unusual byssolite inclusions with form horsetail-like patterns.
All fine jewelry should be signed by its maker and indicate the purity of the precious metals. Here you can see the precious metal marks for platinum ("PLAT") and 18kt gold ("750"). Our registered hallmark "BEL" is placed on the other side of the frame. These marks are your assurance of uncompromising craftsmanship, quality materials and impeccable design.
You can also see here the high polish and crisp shape of the underbezels for each gemstone and the sturdy thick walls of the platinum frame. At Bijoux Extraordinaire we believe that the underside of a jewel should be just as nice as the top. The mark of a truly exceptional jewel is the attention to the hidden details.
A nice feature of this pendant is the hidden bail. We designed the pendant with two oval openings at the top of the platinum frame through which we passed a lovely 18kt yellow gold snake chain. The pendant appears to float across the wearer's neck. We chose a yellow gold chain to complement the warm gold bezels surrounding the Amethyst Torus and the Demantoid Garnet.
|Name: Star Gazer Pendant|
|Cost:||This striking pendant was custom created for a client in Japan. We would love to work with you to create a pendant in this style. To discuss design options and gemstones, please give us a call (603 624-8672) or send us an email.|
|The round Amethyst Torus measures is just under 15 millimeters(mm) in diameter and weighs 7.50 carats. The Demantoid Garnet measures 2.7 mm in diameter. The four brilliant-cut diamonds are 2.2 mm in diameter and weigh a total of 0.17 carats. The diamonds are D color and VVS/VS clarity.|
|We can create this style of pendant using a variety of beautiful gemstones and precious metals. The center stone can be a Torus cut, or a traditionally facetted gemstone. Torus cuts are available in Amethyst, Garnet, Tourmaline and Sapphire. The gem set in the center of the Torus is only limited by your imagination! If you prefer a non-Torus cut, the options are even greater. For precious metals, platinum, rose gold and yellow gold are all possibilities - either alone or in combination. To discuss gemstones, precious metals and design options, please give us a call (603 624-8672) or send us an email.|
The Story Behind the Pendant
Our client saw the Amethyst Torus on our website and was immediately drawn to its captivating beauty. He wanted to create an exceptional pendant to celebrate his upcoming wedding and showcase this magnficent gem. We worked with him on various design elements to best capture the dynamics of the Torus and our client's interest in Stars and Galaxies. The result is a striking pendant that not only shows off the Amethyst Torus, but also incorporates a stargazer's true passion ... looking to the stars.
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