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Incorporate some rich color and radiant sparkle into your next Sunday ensemble when you add this Gem Treasures pendant to your collection! This platinum plated sterling silver cross is lined with Mediterranean red coral cabochons as garnet clusters adorn each point. Zircon accents run along the perimeter while intricate artistic flourishes adorn the sides and back. It all hangs from a simple rope chain that comes complete with a 2" extender. Makes a great confirmation gift!

Pendant Details

  • Metal: Platinum plated sterling silver
  • Stone Information:
  • Mediterranean Red Coral: Six oval 7 x 5mm and 12 5 x 3mm pear shaped cabochons
  • Garnet: One round modified-brilliant cut 4mm
  • White Zircon: Various round modified-brilliant cut 0.9-1.2mm
  • Setting Type: Prong and prong/adhesive
  • Approximate Total Weight:
  • Garnet: 2.83ct
  • White Zircon: 0.51ct
  • Measurements:
  • Pendant: 2-1/8"L x 1-1/4"W x 1/4"H
  • Chain: 18"L + 2" extender x 1.3mm W
  • Chain Type: Rope
  • Clasp: Lobster
  • Collection: Gem Treasures
  • Country of Origin: India

Warranty

  • One-year limited warranty from invoice date provided by vendor. Please call: 844-752-4825.

Please Note: Pendant CAN be removed from the chain.

All weights pertaining to gemstones, including diamonds, are minimum weights. Additionally, please note that many gemstones are treated to enhance their beauty. View Gemstone Enhancements and Special Care Requirements for important information.

Platinum Plating:
Platinum can be used as a finish coating over sterling silver or copper alloys. Its bright, pure luster enhances the brilliance of gemstones and does not discolor or oxidize. Platinum plating is also characterized by its good resistance to surface abrasion, making jewelry pieces more durable against everyday and long-term wear. Over time, platinum plating will wear off and therefore will require re-plating.

To care for your plated jewelry items:

  • Remove jewelry before bathing, swimming, washing hands, putting on make-up, lotions, perfumes, and/or working with household chemicals, cleaners, or acidic liquids.
  • Do not clean plated jewelry in an ultrasonic cleaner or in silver cleaning solutions, as it could completely remove the plating finish from your item.
  • Ensure your jewelry item is thoroughly dry before storing. Moisture in an enclosed space can increase tarnishing.
  • Store your plated jewelry in a jewelry box lined with felt or anti-tarnish material. Items should not be stacked as this may cause damage to the plating surface.
  • Do not use excessive pressure when cleaning with a polishing cloth or soft brush, as this may cause damage to the plating.
  • Over time your plated items will need to be re-plated. Contact your local jeweler for information on plating services.

    Coral
    Most people think the coral used in jewelry comes from South Pacific coral reefs such as the Great Barrier Reef off Australia. However, these coral reefs are formed by a different species than the coral that is traditionally used in jewelry. Most jewelry coral is found in the Mediterranean Sea or in the Pacific near Japan and Taiwan. It grows in ocean colonies of branches that look like underwater trees, and is found in a range of colors, including pale pink (called angelskin coral), orange, red (called noble coral), white and black. The most valued colors are deep red, black and pink. It is much softer than other gems, with a hardness of only 3.5 on the Mohs Scale. In jewelry-making, coral is often carved into beads or cameos, or can be left and polished in its natural branch-like form.

    Among the most ancient of gem materials, coral has been used for adornment since prehistoric times. While coral inlays and ornaments have been found in Celtic tombs from the Iron Age, the gem also has a history of religious significance. It is one of the seven treasures in Buddhist scriptures, and coral rosaries are used by Tibetan Lamas.

    Coral was long thought to be a powerful talisman that could protect from evil spirits and ward off hurricanes. Because it was believed that coral protected the wearer, it was a traditional gift to children. Coral was also believed to lose its powers once broken. Today, coral is the traditional 35th anniversary gift for married couples.