Gems en Vogue II 18" Palm Tree Ivory, Amazonite and Chrome Diopside Toggle Necklace
You will love the look of this organic design that enchants with a cool blue drop! Designed in sterling silver and palladium with 18K yellow gold embraced™ accents, this necklace features one donut shaped fancy cut 34mm palm tree ivory with one pear cut 11 x 9mm amazonite dangling in the middle, both in fancy settings. You will also find two round cut 3-2mm chrome diopsides in claw settings.
The total amazonite weight is 2.13ct and the total weight of chrome diopside is 0.15ct (all approximate). The necklace measures 18"L with a 2" extender and the pendant measures 2”L x 1-9/16"W with a rolo chain that secures with a toggle clasp. Please note: The pendant features palm tree ivory.
Includes one year vendor warranty from date of purchase. Also includes a gemstone romance card with purchase.
About Palm Tree Ivory:
Palm tree ivory is an exotic plant-based ivory used extensively during the Victorian Era as an elephant ivory substitute for luxury items such as clothing buttons, cane handles, and chess pieces. In fact, many antiques that are made with ivory are in reality palm ivory. All but forgotten when modern plastics were invented, the natural palm ivory has only recently been essentially re-discovered. The Greek genome name of palm ivory is Phytelephas (elephant plant) Aequatorialis (referring to the equatorial region where it grows).
Palm tree ivory comes mainly from the Tagua nut palm which grows in the Amazon basin. Tagua produces a white seed containing hemicellulose that becomes so hard and dense that it can be carved and polished just like elephant ivory. Similar in texture, color, and a Mohs rating of 2.5, palm ivory will last just as long as elephant ivory. Unlike elephant ivory, no destruction to the animal kingdom takes
place, and since the palm seeds are harvested by hand there is no destruction to the plant itself as well.
Part of the Gems en Vogue II Collection. Like all organic gemstones, (pearl, coral, amber, ammolite) harsh chemical cleaners should be avoided. Please use warm soapy water to clean your jewelry when the need arises. All weights pertaining to gemstones, including diamonds, are minimum weights. Additionally, please note that many gemstones are treated to enhance their beauty. Click here for important information about gemstone enhancements and special care requirements.