Red Emerald and Diamond Pendant

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Platinum and 18K Gold with .16ctw Red Emerald and .21ctw Diamond Necklace

SKU: 101-17132-EI

Lively and brilliant red emeralds are brilliantly surrounded with shimmering halos of dazzling round diamonds set in enduring platinum. Each of the red emeralds is secured at the center of the halo with bold prongs of 18K yellow gold. The haloed rare red emeralds are connected with a single shimmering diamond. Vibrant and rare, these red emeralds are only found in the Wah Wah Mountains of Beaver County, Utah. This unique pendant will perfectly complete your casual, office, or evening wear with an unspoken elegance.

Twenty-four million years ago, pressure deep within the earth pushed up the Wah Wah Mountain Range in Utah. When the volcanic forces subsided, a small cache of red emeralds was left behind. The gemstones, also known as red beryl or bixbite, are only found in this mountain range in Utah, perhaps the rarest of all precious gems.

Red emeralds are so rare that in the 50 years since their discovery by Utah uranium prospector, Lamar Hodges, less than 60,000 carats have been cut or faceted into gemstones. Only one red emerald is found for every 150,000 diamonds. Cut stones can bring more than 1,000 times their weight in gold.