One of our most coveted pieces, this butterfly turquoise necklace features 0.80ct composite turquoise and 0.25ct diamonds and is set in 14ct white gold. The elemental butterfly is timeless but contemporary, and the tiny second pavé set diamond motif is what sets it apart- the asymmetry makes it playful and fun, but retains balance in the design.
It is not surprising that turquoise is such a coveted gemstone. It was one of the first gemstones to be mined, hence the deep reverence and veneration for this magical stone in most cultures- it has historical significance. It has been used for ornamentation since antiquity, and has been recorded since at least 3,000BC. Prized for its intense colour, it can vary from a sky-blue to a greenish-blue, depending on its source. Material from Iran is generally considered the finest and most desirable.
The stone is almost always smooth and polished, and only rarely faceted. This composite turquoise is from Mexico.
The motifs are soldered to the chain, which conveniently keeps the pendant in place (it does not run freely along the chain), and this avoids the clasp sliding to the front. The chain is secured with a lobster clasp.
Infinitely versatile, it conveniently has four adjustable lengths, varying from 37.5cm at its shortest to 45cm at its longest. So it layers with ease. Personalise your look by pairing with a diamond letter pendant.
Similar necklaces are available featuring other motifs. We also stock a pink opal and diamond blossom pendant, and a lapis lazuli and diamond blossom pendant. For something more geometric and contemporary, our turquoise and diamond triangle pendant is fun, and the lapis lazuli and diamond star is also popular.
Available in yellow, white and rose gold. If you’d like to explore the pendant with other gem materials, it is possible to order in pink opal and lapis lazuli (amongst others).
Personalise the pendant with a hand engraved message on the backing plate. Please enquire for more information.
Facts & Figures
Dimensions: 1.27cm (0.50″) L / 2.5cm (1.0″) W
Total weight of pendant and chain: 4g
In accordance with the Hallmarking Act 1973, all our items are independently hallmarked to verify the fineness of the stated precious metal. This is your guarantee of authenticity- insist on this in all your jewellery purchases. For more information on understanding hallmarks, please refer to this blog.
All diamonds are certified conflict free.
Presentation and Packaging
Beautifully presented in a Jacqui Larsson Fine Jewellery branded hinged gift box.