Cocoa Pod Medium Diamond and Sapphire White Gold Pendant
£8,950
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Medium Cocoa pod 18ct white gold pendant opening to reveal one side set with 6 oval rose cut diamonds and 4 round rose cut blue sapphires, and a diamond pave set loop. The perfect gift this Christmas for chocolate-lovers .Cocoa was used in Mexico as early as 1750 BC. Both the Maya and Aztecs used it as an offering in ceremonies. The Aztecs called it 'Xocoatl' and believed it came from Quetzalcoatl the God of wisdom. Montezuma is said to have drunk 50 cups every day! From the journey to Mexico.

The pendant is approximately 38mm long.

The pendant is shown here on a Isla Chain

Model wears 18 inch Marine chain.

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Cocoa Pod

I loved the long, ovoid, striped shape and the gnarled surface of the cocoa pod when I first saw them growing in Chuao, Venezuela sometime around 1983. Although arguably the Chuao cocoa is the best in the world, it was Mayans in Mexico who prized it, and the Spanish who brought it to Europe. I love chocolate, so I made a golden cocoa pod, and filled one half with my jewelled beans and the other, I left empty.

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