Gypsy Spark Necklace (14k Rose Gold)

$400.00
About Details Inspiration

In the V&A Museum's jewelry collection, there's a child's ring from the 14th century with star-shaped points radiating from a central gem.  Inscribed inside are words "This Spark Will Grow", which is a lovely sentiment of hope for the beginning of a life or journey.  This diamond necklace was inspired by that delicate piece. 

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  • Age: contemporary.  Made by hand in New York City.  
  • Materials: 14k rose gold with a .03 carat black diamond.  
  • Measurements: 3/16" disc width, 3/8" length from top of bale to bottom of pendant, 16" chain 

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There's another (possibly apocryphal) historical reference here: centuries ago, rich merchants' wives were afraid to travel through the countryside while wearing their piles of jewelry, because gypsies would come along and snatch stones right from their settings.  A smart lady asked her jeweler to set her diamond deep down in the ring, with no prongs, so it was flush with the metal and therefore thief-proof.  Voila!  The "gypsy setting" was invented.

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Allow 4-6 weeks for delivery of this piece, which will be built to your specifications.

About Details Inspiration

In the V&A Museum's jewelry collection, there's a child's ring from the 14th century with star-shaped points radiating from a central gem.  Inscribed inside are words "This Spark Will Grow", which is a lovely sentiment of hope for the beginning of a life or journey.  This diamond necklace was inspired by that delicate piece. 

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  • Age: contemporary.  Made by hand in New York City.  
  • Materials: 14k rose gold with a .03 carat black diamond.  
  • Measurements: 3/16" disc width, 3/8" length from top of bale to bottom of pendant, 16" chain 

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There's another (possibly apocryphal) historical reference here: centuries ago, rich merchants' wives were afraid to travel through the countryside while wearing their piles of jewelry, because gypsies would come along and snatch stones right from their settings.  A smart lady asked her jeweler to set her diamond deep down in the ring, with no prongs, so it was flush with the metal and therefore thief-proof.  Voila!  The "gypsy setting" was invented.

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