The Cleopatra Necklace

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You are sure to feel like a queen in this spectacular 22k gold pendant. A 14ct. London blue topaz is front and center of this exquisite piece, with detailed granulation surrounding it. Set upside down, or in the “Sugarloaf orientation” the beautiful faceting of the under side is clearly visible. In the bail is a 1.5 ct lab created Padparadscha sapphire, again with very detailed granulation. A .5 bright rose Spinel dangles at the bottom. The “chain” is 18k gold, Sleeping Beauty turquoise and orange sapphires. The pendant comes with a beautiful 18k gold double strand chain but can be worn with many other necklaces including a simple black leather cord or one of my stacking necklaces.

Pendant length: 1 7/8″ x 3/4″
Chain length: 17inches

Lab created Padparadscha Sapphire – 1.5 ct.
London Blue Topaz – 14 ct.
Rose Spinel – .5 ct.

Topaz History & Lore
“The ancient Greeks believed that topaz gave them strength. In Europe during the Renaissance (the period from the 1300s to the 1600s) people thought that topaz could break magic spells and dispel anger. For centuries, many people in India have believed that topaz worn above the heart assures long life, beauty, and intelligence.

The name for imperial topaz originated in nineteenth-century Russia. At the time, the Ural Mountains were topaz’s leading source, and the pink gemstone mined there was named to honor the Russian czar. Ownership of the gem was restricted to the royal family.

Today, topaz is one of the US birthstones for December.”