Vintage 1.75ctw Le Vian Levian Natural Alexandrite Cross Pendant 14k Yellow Gold
This beauty of this stunning cross is hard to capture in a picture and tricky to put into words. The piece was carefully fractured by Le Vian jewelers. The cross is domed on each of the four sides featuring a rounded top that tapers just slightly in towards the center. Four gold bars also craft the focus pointing towards the center. The stones are set with prongs- some individual, some shared and what the eye sees is pure color. The settings have black rhodium but the prongs are yellow, heightening the color contrast. To top if off the cross features a bale with three smaller round graduated diamonds in white gold. The domed nature of the cross means you see stones from every angle and the gallery underneath features pierced opposing L shaped cutouts, almost like a simpler greek key design. The back side of the piece is finished with Le Vian's signature honeycomb piercing and the bail is stamped 14k and Le Vian. The cross weighs 8.8g. The carat total weight is 1.75ctw of natural alexandrite. The pendant comes on a 16" 14k chain. The piece measures 1 1/4" in length and 3/4" across in width.