Caracol Diamond Mixed Gold Pendant
£11,895
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Caracol reversible necklace pendant in plain 18ct yellow gold on one side and 18ct white gold with pave set diamonds on the reverse. Inspired by the spirals of a snail, Caracol is Portuguese translation. From the Journey to Brazil.

The pendant, including loop, measures approximately 43x40mm.

The pendant is shown here on a Catena Fine Chain.

Model wears a 16 inch Catena Fine Chain.

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Caracol

Carrying your house on your back, like a snail, is really quite a feat. And that it is so beautifully designed makes it just a little bit miraculous. I have been fascinated with snails and their spiral shells for ever and it was in Brazil that I admired a spiralling staircase and began thinking about a design inspired on a shell.‚ÄČ

Diamond

One of the most renowned and romantic stones of all, the diamond has a rich and sparkling history. A symbol of eternal love famed since ancient Greece, etymology denotes that the word diamond comes from the Greek 'Adamas' meaning unconquerable, and so it is, as the hardest of all gemstones.

The birthstone for April, these jewels are believed to increase energy, detoxify the body from impurities, and bring you inner courage. In shades varying from colourless, pale yellow to green, red, pink and blue, diamonds are found in lots of colours across South Africa, Australia, as well as Namibia, Russia and China. The most prized, pure diamonds are colourless and all are composed entirely of carbon.

They are graded by the 4 C's, carat weight, colour, clarity and cut. Diamonds are faceted to display a unique combination of this adamantine lustre and fire, displaying a higher degree of dispersion than any other natural colourless gemstone. A high degree of skill is required to ensure precision, proportion, and precise facet edges, as well as sharp scintillation. A popular cut is round brilliant, with 57 well-proportioned facets to show off the optical effects of brilliance and dispersion, but there are other cuts including square, pear, marquise and oval.

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