Sapphire Spinel Splendor Necklace
This is truly a very unique pendant! It has a true art-deco, estate look to it because it was based on the world-renowned 1940's designs of Harry Winston. This pendant is set with 16 blue Spinel stones, which have been cut into an elongated trapezoid baguette cut. The spiral setting of these spinel stones gives this that elegant & classic deco design. These spinel baguettes frame in the stunning center stone, which is a 0.65 carat (5.5mm) round synthetic “diamond”. The outer edge border of 24 small round clear “diamonds” has a scalloped shape, which also tends to give this pendant more of its vintage, estate vibe. The entire pendant measures just a hair over 1/2″ in size, and it drops down a total of just under 1″ as it hangs from the stone-covered bail loop. This item is made out of nickel-free sterling silver sealed in rhodium-platinum to resist tarnishing when cared for properly.
What is a Spinel stone? It is a mineral that owes its beautiful color to cobalt that joined the minerals as the gemstone was forming. Spinels form as a cubic crystal, like diamonds do. They typically contain magnesium and aluminum, and the chemical formula for it is MgAl₂O₄. It has a hardness of 8 on the “Mohs Hardness Scale” (a genuine diamond has a hardness of 10). The cobalt blue Spinel, as seen here, is the rarest color of all, and can usually be found growing exclusively on Baffin Island. Baffin Island sits above the Arctic Circle on the easternmost edge of the Canadian territory of Nunavut, close to southeast Greenland.
This has a matching pair of beautiful stud earrings until they sell out.
This slides on a delicate chain that can be worn at any length between 16-18″ long, depending on which loop you put the spring-ring lock into along the chain in the back.