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This beautiful pendant features a yellow gold cross, with a contoured halo of round split prong set diamond accents. It was created for a client from Mercer Island, WA with whom we’ve collaborated many times on various pieces of fine custom jewelry. She requested a budded cross, and we shared several different options with her, both in CAD and wax form. Once she was happy with our design, we turned things over to our expert artisans to begin production. Design Your Own Jewelry
Pendant Design and Diamond Accents
The overall shape of this pendant is a budded cross, and it’s made of 18k yellow gold. The center area is raised slightly, providing some texture and a more delicate look to the piece. Surrounding this raised section is a halo of round split prong set diamonds that follow the contours of the cross exactly.
These diamonds bring a lovely contrast to the design, and they add some sparkle without being overpowering thanks to their relatively small size. They also accentuate the shape of the cross, and they help separate the raised middle section more from the body of the pendant behind.
Gemstone and Metal Options
During the custom design process, the client wanted to see what the piece would look like with several different metal combinations and placements. One option was to have the center portion of the cross be made of white gold, with the back and the diamond settings in yellow gold. Alternately, we also showed her a model of a piece in yellow gold with the diamonds set in white gold.
This second option made the diamonds stand out much more thanks to the uniformity of color on the perimeter. Ultimately, though, the client decided she liked the look of the all yellow gold pendant with the diamonds also set in yellow gold. This is just one area to consider when you’re thinking about customizing a piece of fine jewelry, and our team can show you examples of all kinds of metal and gemstone combinations until you find the one that achieves exactly the look you’re after.
Includes: Diamonds, Halo, Polished, Yellow Gold, Split Prong,
18k Yellow Gold Pendant
18 KT Chain 18"
144 Diamonds - .58 ctw
Clarity: VS2 - Color: F-G