Paraiba Tourmaline and Quartz Pendant
This Paraiba Tourmaline in Quartz pendant is accented with Blue Diamonds. The Paraiba Tourmaline, Quartz and Blue Diamonds are set in 14kt Yellow gold.
This pendant features quartz, tourmaline and diamonds. All of the stones are set in 14kt white gold. The tourmaline is the most rare color in the tourmaline family; Paraiba. The Paraiba is encased within the quartz. The blue diamonds are set vertically into the bail. Lastly, the quartz is bezel set while the diamonds are bead set. The chain is not included in the price.
14kt gold is a great metal for an active lifestyle. It is a harder alloy than 18kt gold. This results in less scratches and, therefore, less polishing. In comparison to 18kt, which is 75% gold, the 14kt has 58.5% gold. To that end, it is a lighter weight alloy than platinum or 18kt. 14kt gold looks great if it is brushed or polished.
Tourmaline is a very interesting mineral with several unique attributes. First and foremost it is the only gemstone in the world that will hold an electrical charge. Additionally, tourmaline come in every color in the rainbow. Most of the important tourmaline deposits are found in South America. However, tourmaline can be found on every continent. Here at the gallery we focus in the most rare colors. Tourmaline is known as a jewelers gem as it is very bright, is quite hard, and comes in so many colors.
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 and unique minerals and gems for his creations. 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.
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