La Lechuga-A Cross of Colombian Emeralds in Peach Gold

July 6th, 2013 by James L. Sweaney, CGA, FGA. GG

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Garden fresh, this one-of-a-kind pendant is set with gorgeous Colombian emeralds. Based on my vintage design, the pendant was brought to fruition by our master CAD designer Jenny Sweaney and skillfully set and finished by Scott Reeves. We think its warm peach gold is a perfect accent for the soft green of the emeralds.

The piece is an outgrowth of our Sunrise Cross design, first handcarved from scratch by myself about 20 years ago. The inspiration for the design came from this cross that sits atop the Mission Inn of Riverside, CA, facing east next to the Orange Dome.

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This time around, we’ve added a group of wonderful emeralds from the famous Muzo mine of Colombia. The 3/4 carat emerald cut center stone is

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