Close to the heart

| November 28, 2011 More

Ah, the pendant, center of attention, worn close to the heart. We think of pendant necklaces as fine accessories, with their glints of precious metals, sparkles of gems and stones. Historically, however, pendant necklaces were worn to express identity and status. In some instances, they were thought to possess protective or spiritual attributes. The thought of such powers, combined with the variety of beautiful designs available today, makes a pendant a truly magical gift – even for yourself.

Les Sous Bois “Mystere” large crystal necklace, Baccarat, $895. Baccarat boutiques; Baccarat.com


 

Moon Bali Comet pendant, Isharya, $525. Isharya.com

Plumage peacock pendant, Isharya, $140. isharya.com

Chocolate and vanilla diamond swirl pendant in 14-karat strawberry gold (0.466 total carat weight), Le Vian, $3,147. Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s; levian.com

“Fleurs de Psydelic” ruby crystal necklace, Baccarat, $430. Baccarat boutiques; baccarat.com

18-karat white and yellow gold organic pendant with 0.32 carats of brilliant white diamonds, Simon G, $1,940. Padis Gems

14-karat rose gold pink mother of pearl necklace, Kabana, $3,048. Fred Meyer Jewelers, Na Hoku, The Yellow Brick Road; kabana.net

Free-form pendant with swirling, ribbon-like bands of chocolate and vanilla diamonds and 14-karat strawberry gold (0.65 total carat weight), Le Vian, $2,547. Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s; levian.com

Multidimensional champagne sunset medallion with 18-karat yellow gold and diamond (0.55 total carat weight), Tacori, $5,870. Lustre Precious Gems

Emerald and diamond (12 carat total weight) 18-karat white gold pendant, $16,000. Cegielski Jewelers, cegielskijewelers.com

Long ancient flower pendant with semi-precious stones, M.C.L by Matthew Campbell Laurenza, $775. Neiman Marcus; mcldesign.net

18-karat white and yellow gold rosette pendant with 0.47 carats of brilliant white diamonds, Simon G, $3,300. Padis Gems

"Beads of Paradise" black rhodium and green diamond necklace, Sethi Couture, $700. Mansoor & Gore; sethicouture.com

Rare, natural Burmese green jadeite dragon pendant in 18-karat white gold and diamonds (1.13 total carat weight), David Lin, $130,000. Lustre Precious Gems

Where to buy

Cegielski Jewelers
5354 Clayton Road, Concord,
cegielskijewelers.com
 
Fred Meyer Jewelers
Sunvalley Shopping Center in Concord,
Stoneridge Shopping Center in Pleasanton,
fredmeyerjewelers.com
Lustre Precious Gems
Westfield Valley Fair
in Santa Clara,
lustrepreciousgems.com
 
Mansoor & Gore Jewelers
530 Ramona St., Palo Alto,
mansoorgore.com
Na Hoku
Westfield Valley Fair,
Stoneridge Shopping Center,
nahoku.com
 
Padis Gems
101 Utah St., Suite 201, San Francisco; guest pass can be printed out at padisgems.com (under “Our Stores”).
888 Brannan St., Suite 126, San Francisco
The Yellow Brick Road
17 N. Santa Cruz St.,
Los Gatos; yellowbrickroadjewelers.com

 

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