Total Weight: 13.96 carats
Size: 22 mm tall by 16 mm wide by 6 mm thick
Wire Metal: 14kt Gold
Material: African Watermelon Tourmaline
Absolutely beautiful African Watermelon Tourmaline crystal section artfully tension set in a 14kt gold wire wrap. This gorgeous crystal slice is polished on both sides while retaining its natural shape and outer rind. The colors of this crystal perfectly embody the name watermelon with its bright forest green rind slowly transforming to a lovely rose colored pink center. To top off this slice of watermelon heaven is the delicate swirling waves of glowing 14kt gold securely gripping this crystal and adding to its unique beauty. Able to match almost any outfit, this jewel will not be here long, get it while you can!!!
This piece is a perfect example of the meaning of the name tourmaline which actually comes from the Singhalese words "tura mali" which in translation, means something like "stone with mixed colors" which is exactly what this piece is.
Also, on the metaphysical front, tourmaline is a super activator of the heart chakra. It helps one experience the beauty of nature, enhances cooperative efforts, and inspires tact in all situations. A beautiful piece for any tourmaline enthusiast.
My wire work is all done by me in a tension forging technique using a hammer and anvil. I have been using this technique for almost 17 years with great results. I call it tension forging because all that holds the piece securely in the wrap is the tension of the wire. It is a single piece of wire and there is no glue or solder added making it exceedingly organic while still remaining very secure.
Photos: I try to give a good idea of the piece that you are buying, so I always take two photos. The first photo is in natural light and the second photo is under LED lights. That way you have an example of what the piece looks like in multiple lighting situations. This is also why the two photos do not always match but it is always of the same piece of jewelry.