Jade and Turquoise Pendant

$5,500.00

This Jade and Turquoise pendant features two barrel-cut stones. The jade is from Wyoming while the turquoise is from the Sleeping Beauty mine. Both the Jade and Turquoise are set in 18kt yellow gold. The chain is not included in the price.

Description

This Jade and Turquoise pendant features two barrel-cut stones. The jade is from Wyoming while the turquoise is from the Sleeping Beauty mine. Both the Jade and Turquoise are set in 18kt yellow gold. The chain is not included in the price.
Our designer, Dan Harrison, has been in the jewelry business for over 42 years. In this time he has acquired contacts from all over the world. As a result, Dan is able to acquire some of the more rare gemstones. Some of these gems and cabochons might not be used for weeks, months, or even years until inspiration strikes. Once the material has spoken to him Dan will start the long, arduous design process. Every step of the design and construction process is overseen personally by Mr Harrison.
Here at the gallery over half the store is comprised of one of a kind pieces. As a result, we tend to highlight these distinctive stones and designs. These one of a kind designs typically start with a one of a kind stone. From there our designer will create a one of kind setting. Once the metal has been cast the stones are set with the utmost care. Finally the piece is given a final polish and inspection.
18kt yellow gold has long been valued for its sumptuous color. 18kt yellow gold is approximately 75% gold. In other words, 18kt receives its color from the additional gold content. This gold looks equally impressive when brushed or polished.
Turquoise can be found all over the world. However, the most famous mines are in south west America. Probably the most well-known if these mines is the Sleeping Beauty mine. The sleeping beauty mine has been closed for a number of years. Turquoise received its name from Turkey. Long ago the most sought after turquoise in the world came from Persia. It was prized for its “robin’s egg” blue color and lack of matrixing. The Europeans who came to covet this beautiful material called it Turquoise because that was the point of entry into Europe.

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