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18K Strawberry Gold® Neopolitan Opal™ 7  3/8 cts., Costa Smeralda Emeralds™ 1  5/8 cts. Pendant with Chocolate Diamonds®  cts., Vanilla Diamonds® 3/8 cts. | VIMK 2277
  • 18K Strawberry Gold® Neopolitan Opal™ 7 3/8 cts., Costa Smeralda Emeralds™ 1 5/8 cts. Pendant with Chocolate Diamonds® cts., Vanilla Diamonds® 3/8 cts.

    Style #: VIMK 2277

COSTA SMERALDA EMERALDSTM

Egypt's Cleopatra favored emeralds as did the Moguls of India who wore them as talismans. Later, Spanish explorers discovered the fabulous green gem. The rich green hue is symbolic of the color of spring symbolizing loving and rebirth.

Costa Smeralda EmeraldsTM are named for the majestic Emerald Coast in Sardinia, one of the most breathtaking beaches in the Mediterranean. The Costa Smeralda EmeraldTM collection features meticulously matched diamond cut, gem quality emeralds pave set in Le Vian® Strawberry Gold®, accented with Vanilla Diamonds®. To create these signature pieces, Le Vian® searched the world for the clearest and rarest emeralds, looking to create a work of art. Le Vian® artisans chose the finest color and clarity natural emerald melee found in the world today and re-cut every one into a diamond-cut round brilliant-shaped sparkle of luxury. The difficult painstaking process of acquiring this quality of emeralds and re-cutting and matching them has resulted in very limited quantities that can only be supported in a handful of stores.

"Genuine natural gem quality untreated emeralds from Zambia have been recut into 58 facet modern brilliant cuts and matched to perfection to bring out a level of quality never seen before in emeralds. Due to the dfficulty and rarity, productions of Costa Smeralda Emeralds TM are as rare and elusive as an idyllic vacation!"

NEOPOLITAN OPALTM

The lore of opals is plentiful, just like the variety of colors found in this fascinating, kaleidoscopic gem. The Romans believed it was the most powerful of gems and named the stone "opalus". The Greeks thought opals gave them the power of prediction. Europeans saw a symbol of hope, purity and truth. One famous opal "The Burning of Troy" was given by Napoleon to Josephine.

Internal diffraction is what creates the colors you see in an opal and provides its shimmering iridescence. The colors dependent on the size of the silica spheres within the stone. Small spheres show blue, the largest show red and other colors too. The value is determined by the amount of color play within the stone although for many the colors and patterns favored are personal taste.

Neopolitan Opal™ comes from only one mine - the new Yahwah mine in Ethiopia - and features an intriguing play of background colors combined with a captivating iridescence which blends deliciously with Le Vian® flavors of gold and diamonds, especially Strawberry Gold® and Chocolate Diamonds®

"What Le Vian® loves about Ethiopian Chocolate OpalTM is the unmatched iridescence, the flavorful body, and the higher hardness and durability compared to the milky look and softness of the Australian variety."

CHOCOLATE DIAMONDS®

Natural fancy brown diamonds are available in shades from champagne to cognac to Chocolate Diamonds®, Le Vian®’s original brand of natural fancy color brown diamonds. Chocolate Diamonds® are naturally flavored, the depth of their color determined by the tremendous amount of pressure the diamond receives from deep within the earth.

The Argyle Diamond Mine in Western Australia is the world's largest producer of brown diamonds – 80% of Argyle's gem quality is brown. Famous brown diamonds include the 545 carat dark rich champagne hued "Golden Jubilee," the world's largest cut natural diamond.

"Le Vian® chooses only those natural brown diamonds that are C4-C7 and higher in color, SI and higher in clarity, each cut to Le Vian®’s standards, and sourced directly through Le Vian®. Le Vian® is the only company on earth to make jewelry with Chocolate Diamonds®.”

VANILLA DIAMONDS®

The journey of a diamond in the rough to the sparkling diamond design you love is a fascinating story, one that began billions of years ago, deep within the earth where a diamond has formed under extreme heat and pressure. Its ascent from its natural home is forced by nature or man where it is then cleaved, cut and polished revealing its natural beauty. Diamonds are the hardest material on earth and the only gem that is composed of only one element, carbon.

Vanilla Diamonds® are specially selected to adorn Le Vian® designs – from breathtaking one-of-a-kind red carpet favored designs in Vanilla Gold® to the trendsetting combination of Strawberry ‘N Vanilla® featuring the blushing hue of Strawberry Gold® topped with Vanilla Diamonds®.

“Le Vian® Vanilla Diamonds® are chosen by exacting standards: SI quality of higher and G-J color.”