Cocoa Pod Medium Diamond and Emerald Gold Pendant
£8,650
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Medium Cocoa pod in 18ct yellow gold opening to reveal one side set with 7 rose cut diamonds and 3 rose cut emeralds, with a diamond pave set loop. The perfect gift 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.

This 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.

Emerald

Emerald derives from the term 'smaragdos', meaning 'green stone'. Emerald is the most precious gemstone in the beryl crystal group as a result of its incomparable green, caused by the presence of chromium. Only the finest emeralds are transparent, with most featuring inclusions, often in three phases; of gas, liquid and solid. Historically the finest emeralds were found in Colomnia and India, where one Maharajah was weighed in emeralds. It is also the birthstone for the month of May.

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