Sapphire and diamond necklace in white gold
Elegant 14k white gold necklace with a well-known halo designed pendant. The centrally seated blue sapphire is surrounded by white diamonds and the entire pendant is hung on a classic Venetian chain. This is a luxury accessory that is perfect for every occasion.
This necklace is handcrafted at the KLENOTA jewellery studio in Prague and it comes with a chain made of the same metal in a standard length of 16.5 inches (42 cm, unless otherwise stated). If you require a different length or type of chain, please state this in a note when you make your order. We will deliver the jewellery to you in an elegant gift box along with a Certificate of Authenticity. Find out more about the different types and lengths of chains in our guide.
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fineness 14 carat 585/1000
diameter 4.0 mm
weight 0.3 ct
diameter 1.4 mm
weight 0.144 ct
Jewellery from the KLENOTA ATELIER
Our atelier is located in the very heart of the Old Town of Prague, an area which has been the centre of Czech goldsmithing and jewellery-making for centuries. The local atmosphere, traditions and history of this craft provide us with inspiration every single day. We build upon honest handcrafting and traditional methods when making jewels. The goldsmiths pay attention to every tiny detail in our workshop. We only work with high-quality materials from verified sources, so your jewels stay beautiful for a long time, even if they are worn every day. We understand selling a piece of jewellery is a lifelong commitment. You may purchase a present for someone close to you in our atelier or something special for yourself, but you will always get professional services for all KLENOTA jewels.
Sapphires are among the most popular gemstones and together with emeralds and rubies, they make up the big three of precious stones. Sapphires are corundums with a hardness of 9, so only diamonds are harder than them. They are very durable and retain their beautiful appearance even with minimal care.
COLOUR: Sapphires are known for their royal blue colour, but apart from red rubies, all other corundums are also classified as sapphires. You will therefore also come across sapphires in a range of colours including pink and yellow.
CUT: Jewellery with sapphires is most often decorated with stones in a round cut. However other shapes are also used, such as the oval cut (especially popular in rings and necklaces) or fantasy shapes such as the marquise, heart or teardrop.
WEIGHT: The weight of a sapphire is expressed in carats (ct) to 2 decimal places - 1 ct = 0.20 g. With earrings and jewellery which have multiple sapphires, we always state the total number of carats of all the stones.
CARE: Soak jewellery with sapphires in warm soapy water and clean it with a soft brush. You should protect the stones from pressure and temperature shocks.
In the process of evaluating and certifying diamonds, they are assessed based on four fundamental parameters which are called the 4Cs: cut, clarity, colour, and carat. These four properties then significantly influence the price of a diamond.
CUT: The right cut gives a diamond its radiant lustre. The most popular cut is a round one known as the brilliant cut. Diamonds can also be cut into a wide array of “fantasy” cuts which include the marquise, baguette, heart, teardrop, oval, and princess (a three-sided or four-sided cut with sharp corners which is especially popular for engagement rings).
CLARITY: Clarity is determined by the number, size, and distribution of any inclusions (internal impurities) in a diamond:
- IF (Internally Flawless) – clear diamonds without any inclusions,
- VVS 1, VVS 2 (Very Very Slightly Included) – diamonds with very small inclusions,
- VS 1, VS 2 (Very Slightly Included) – diamonds with small inclusions,
- SI 1, SI 2 (Slightly Included) – diamonds with inclusions which can be seen with a magnifying glass,
- I1, I2, I3 (Included), also labelled as “P” in the Czech Republic – diamonds with medium to larger inclusions visible to the naked eye.
COLOUR: The colour of colourless to yellow diamonds is evaluated based on an international scale:
- D to F – colourless diamonds;
- G to J – near colourless diamonds;
- K to M – diamonds with a touch of yellow;
- N to Z – diamonds with a brown-yellow colour.
Other colours of diamonds are simply called fancy. Some of our colour diamonds are treated to enhance their colour.
CARAT: The weight of diamonds is quoted in carats (ct), expressed to two decimal places, for example 0.25 ct. One (1) ct is equal to 0.2 grams. With earrings and jewellery which has multiple diamonds, we always state the total number of carats of all the diamonds.