This striking pendant features a round checkerboard cut peridot in a martini prong setting suspended from a spiga chain by a tapered white gold bale. It produces a classic look that can provide wonderful inspiration as you begin the custom design process for yourself, and our experts will work closely with you every step of the way. Design Your Own Pendants
At the center of this design is a 1.36 carat round checkerboard cut peridot, and it’s cradled in a martini prong setting made of 14k white gold. The three prongs holding the stone are evenly spaced around its margin, with one at the top and the other two positioned on either side of the stone’s lower half.
The checkerboard surface of the peridot is the result of the precise placement of facets that are designed to produce a particular pattern of dark and light sections that vary depending on the angle the piece is viewed from. This adds to the dynamic nature of the pendant design, and it helps to intensify the sparkle of the peridot as well.
Behind the peridot, a simple basket provides support to the center setting and leaves plenty of open space for light to enter. The bale is slender and slightly tapered, connecting to the basket directly behind the top prong and adding an elegant touch without taking away from the dramatic presentation of the large peridot below. Pendants
To customize this piece, you may want to start by choosing a different shape for the peridot in the center. Oval, pear or cushion shaped stones are options, and each would bring its own distinct flavor to the piece while keeping the underlying structure intact. You could also try experimenting with different types of gemstones, particularly if there’s a color you’d especially like to incorporate, and you can choose a different color metal as well to bring another type of contrast to the design.
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14k White Gold Pendant
Peridot - 1.36 ctw
16" Spiga Chain