This exquisite pendant features a trillion tanzanite in yellow gold chevron prongs, with a band of channel set diamond accents running above it. This piece was created for a client from New Port Richey, FL, who already had the center stone she wanted to use. She shared some of her inspiration pieces with us online, and we used these as well as information about her desired budget to develop a beautiful setting for her stone. Design Your Own Jewelry
The centerpiece of this pendant is a 6.47 carat tanzanite with a deep blue color. It’s trillion cut, which gives it a roughly triangular shape, and the three chevron prongs that hold it in place cradle its corners beautifully. Our original models had double talon prongs for this center setting, but the client requested we switch to chevron as she liked the look of them better.
Pendant Design and Diamond Accents
The tanzanite is oriented with one flat edge on top and one corner pointing directly down. The size and weight of the stone help give the pendant a nice balance, and the strand of yellow gold that forms the body of the pendant creates a lovely contrast that really helps the tanzanite stand out.
This yellow gold border follows the contours of the tanzanite exactly along the two lower edges, and at the top, it angles up and in as it begins its transition into the bale. The strands from either side cross over each other and then connect above, creating a loop that the client specifically wanted to include in her design, and the chain passes directly through this loop thanks to openings in both sides.
Just at the point where the two strands cross over, a band of channel set round diamonds runs across the front of the piece, bringing their glamorous sparkle and an additional level of contrast to the design. Our initial models had shared prong set diamonds, but the client requested the change to the channel setting, and this, along with the use of the chevron prongs in the main setting, helps give the piece a more contemporary look.
Includes: Channel, Gemstones, Diamonds, Polished, Yellow Gold, Trillion, Color Gemstone, Tanzanite,
14k Yellow Gold Pendant
Tanzanite - 6.47 ctw
7 Diamonds - .05 ctw
Clarity: VS2 - Color: F-G