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Sodalite, Topaz, and Pink Tourmaline Figa Necklace

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90-3-12748

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ABOUT THIS NECKLACE

The figa symbol--a hand gesture with the thumb protruded between the pointer and middle fingers--has been around for thousands of years, representing a variety of cultural beliefs from different countries, such as: calling forth fertility, virility and good times; warding off the evil eye; and pretending to pull the nose off of a child (ouch!). This one has an uncommonly cool design. Carved from denim-blue sodalite with distinctive markings, it is adorned with a gold bracelet, gold nails and topped with a bright gold cap embellished with fine twisted wire. The cap is set on one side with a rose-pink cabochon tourmaline and on the other with a honey-colored cabochon topaz. A truly wild, wonderful, and intriguing collectible. Tourmaline weight - 4.60 carats, Topaz weight - 6.75 carats. Hand fabricated with 18K gold. The pendant hangs on a 16-inch 14K rope chain.

Details

Materials:
18 Karat Yellow Gold, 14 Karat Yellow Gold
Length:
2 5/8 Inches
Width:
11/16 Inch
Height:
7/8 Inch
Chain Length:
16 Inch
Gram Weight:
20.8 Grams, 11.4 Grams Chain
Period:
Estate
Gemstone Details Gemstone Details

1 Oval Cabochon Cut Pink Tourmaline

Carat Weight:
4.60 carat Because mountings prohibit full and accurate observation of gem quality and weight, all data pertaining to mounted gems can be considered as approximate unless accompanied by an independent laboratory certificate (AGL, EGL, GIA). Unless otherwise stated, all colored stones and pearls are assumed to be subject to a relatively stable and possibly undetected color and/or clarity enhancement.
Color:
Slightly Purplish Pink
Measurements:
12.50 x 9.30 x 5.20 mm

1 Oval Cabochon Cut Topaz

Carat Weight:
6.75 carat Because mountings prohibit full and accurate observation of gem quality and weight, all data pertaining to mounted gems can be considered as approximate unless accompanied by an independent laboratory certificate (AGL, EGL, GIA). Unless otherwise stated, all colored stones and pearls are assumed to be subject to a relatively stable and possibly undetected color and/or clarity enhancement.
Color:
Brownish Yellow
Measurements:
12.90 x 8.82 x 6.40 mm
Total Colored Gemstone Carat Weight:
11.35

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Though it calls to mind grand manor houses in the English countryside, “estate” is just a fancy way of describing any piece of jewelry with a previous owner. That’s pretty much everything in our collection. We tend to use “estate” to refer to pieces in our collection with a more modern or contemporary design, or vintage-inspired designs. These perennial gems are selected in harmony with our original antique and vintage pieces…they’re just a little bit younger!

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