An 18KT Royal yellow gold pendant
with an extremely rare
tabular shape Herkimer "Diamond"
twin quartz crystal (449 carats)
as its centerpiece,
surrounded by Faces , the Spirits,
in the front and the back of the pendant,
which were carved in wax and then cast in gold,
and encrusted with round brilliant-cut Black Diamonds,
1.06 carats total weight.
pendant is attached to a 17" long strand
of large round Black Lava beads
from the Canary Islands,
Rock Crystal Quartz faceted beads
in square and rondelle shapes,
14KT yellow gold beads,
and with an 18KT yellow gold clasp.
Rock Crystal Quartz crystals
found only in Herkimer, NY.
The rare tabular (tab)
"Herkimer Diamond" crystal
is the result of unequal development
of a single pair of opposing faces,
resulting in a flat tabular appearance.
[ Reverse view ]
necklace was exclusively created
for the Carnegie Museum's
2003 Annual Gem & Mineral Show
to celebrate the show's theme-- "Diamonds".
Helen and the "Diamond Spirits"necklace
were featured on the Pittsburgh KBKA,
the local CBS TV station.
Photos by M.J. Colella
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