18ct Pendant with a Trapiche Emerald   - Jens Hansen

18ct Pendant with a Trapiche Emerald

This 18ct yellow gold pendant is set with a rare & prized form of emerald, found only in the Muzo mining district of Colombia, is a very unusual form of this gem. This emerald, known as "Trapiche emerald" is characterized by star-shaped rays that emanate from its center in a hexagonal pattern. These rays appear much like asterism, but, unlike asterism, they are not caused by light reflection from tiny parallel inclusions, but by black carbon impurities that happen to form in the same pattern.

This Pendant is being displayed on a 18ct gold 10 strand coiled wire which can also be purchased separately. 

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