Dinosaurs Tiptoeing Above World Bicolor Tourmaline & Diamond Necklace - Cross Jewelers
Creating Fine Jewelry for over 100 years in Portland, Maine
FAST FREE SHIPPING - ALL ORDERS!
CALL US: 1-800-433-2988
Important!
While our showroom remains closed for safety, you can call us Monday – Friday 9:30am – 5pm EST, 1-800-433-2988. Or, easily click and buy from our 1,000-item website. Shipping is always safe, fast and free anywhere USA.
Home Shop Trade Dinosaurs Tiptoeing Above World Bicolor Tourmaline & Diamond Necklace

Necklace Details

Name: Dinosaurs Tiptoeing Above

Item#: CMT2105

Precious Metal: 14K Yellow Gold

World Bicolor Tourmaline: 7.97 carats (19×7.4mm Emerald-cut)

Diamond: .16 carat

Pendant Length: 1 3/16″

Chain: 18″ 14K Yellow Gold

Dinosaurs Tiptoeing Above World Bicolor Tourmaline & Diamond Necklace

Item #: CMT2105

We have tourmaline gems found just outside the city limits of Portland. Magic rock that contains rare mineral elements, crystals that grew two hundred million years ago when dinosaurs ruled the earth. We have magic gems. No one truly understands how it happens – pink on one end, green on the other. Our Maine bicolor tourmaline shows the vibration of dinosaurs stomping on the earth from far above.

This is a World Tourmaline from South America or Africa. A rare pink and green gem. Dinosaur vibration-free, clear, almost crystal clear gem. A diamond white, brilliant. A star rises high above center. The loop through which the chain slides is a dinosaur footprint tiptoeing through the swamp above. Smooth in the primordial clay and thus, no inclusions.

Simply put, Maine bicolor tourmaline always has inclusions snaking through. Many Brazilian and African bicolors are clean as a whistle. This is a great piece. Wear it in peace.

Important Disclosure: All tourmaline we sell is mined in Maine with the exception of a rare occasional gem which we always fully disclose. This is a Bicolor World Tourmaline, likely from Brazil or Africa (not Maine).

READ MORE


  Free Shipping  |    90-Day Returns/Exchanges

$3,706

In Stock, Ready to Ship

Necklace Details

Name: Dinosaurs Tiptoeing Above

Item#: CMT2105

Precious Metal: 14K Yellow Gold

World Bicolor Tourmaline: 7.97 carats (19×7.4mm Emerald-cut)

Diamond: .16 carat

Pendant Length: 1 3/16″

Chain: 18″ 14K Yellow Gold

Add to Wish List  |  Drop a Hint

  1-800-433-2988  |  Monday - Friday 9:30 am to 5:00 pm, EST

Dinosaurs Tiptoeing Above

World Bicolor Tourmaline & Diamond Necklace

From Cross’s Clipper Ship Trade Wind Collection

 

We have tourmaline gems found just outside the city limits of Portland. Magic rock that contains rare mineral elements, crystals that grew two hundred million years ago when dinosaurs ruled the earth. We have magic gems. No one truly understands how it happens – pink on one end, green on the other. Our Maine bicolor tourmaline shows the vibration of dinosaurs stomping on the earth from far above.

This is a World Tourmaline from South America or Africa. A rare pink and green gem. Dinosaur vibration-free, clear, almost crystal clear gem. A diamond white, brilliant. A star rises high above center. The loop through which the chain slides is a dinosaur footprint tiptoeing through the swamp above. Smooth in the primordial clay and thus, no inclusions.

Simply put, Maine bicolor tourmaline always has inclusions snaking through. Many Brazilian and African bicolors are clean as a whistle. This is a great piece. Wear it in peace.

Important Disclosure: All tourmaline we sell is mined in Maine with the exception of a rare occasional gem which we always fully disclose. This is a Bicolor World Tourmaline, likely from Brazil or Africa (not Maine).


About the Trade Wind Collection:

Where does inspiration come from? Where do the creative sparks for design begin? For Cross’ new Trade Wind Jewelry Collection, we find ourselves drawn into the story of Captain John Henry Drew, from Gardiner, Maine. Born in 1834, he grew up the son of a Ship’s Carver, and went to sea at the age of 15, eventually becoming Captain of a series of clipper ships, and traveling from New York to China and back home, when that voyage took more than seventeen months.

Instead of carving or knotting or other hobbies that were characteristic of sailors, this mostly self-educated man read books, memorized details from newspapers, and wrote about his journey—his literal and his inner journey. His hand-written and personally illustrated journals tell us of his longing for Maine, for his family, and for “making something of himself”. He is very much like you and me, and it makes his story that much more compelling. He savors apples from home, as tasting better than apples from anywhere else. He imagines the scene he might see looking in the window at home, where his family sits, and he chastises himself for not getting more done at home when he was there.

The jewelry in our Trade Wind Collection is made by his great-great-great grandson, Keith. This young man went to sea as well, at age 18. As part of his service to the US Navy, his travels took him to many of the same places his great-great-great grandfather’s clipper ships visited. Keith also had a hobby unconventional for sailors— he had a fascination for gems and he studied gemology. He studied so that when his service was completed, he could become a jeweler. As Keith traveled the world, he collected exquisite gems, and after leaving the service and returning home, he mastered the art of fine jewelry making.

It is now decades later. We met Keith for the first time in March, 2014. We were impressed with his jewelry, and as we talked further, discovered he had a clipper ship sea captain ancestor and became intrigued with the parallels of his journey in life with that of his sea captain forebear.

The parallels in the two stories are expressed in the jewelry itself—the exotic colors, the flow of the designs, the attention to detail which is something passed down in this family—whether it is to protect the ship, its cargo and its crew, or to create a design that will last and protect its valuable gems, giving the wearer the same pleasure we experience when a ship at full sail goes by. You can’t help but stop and exclaim, “Isn’t that beautiful?”

We were hooked by this story, and by the jewelry. We think you will be too. In fact, we’re posting pages from Captain Drew’s journals from the Voyage of the Franklin in 1868. Take a few minutes to join in the journey, and think of those you love most, and rejoice if they are right there with you.

Read the Captain’s Journal Entries

Keith’s Gem Expedition Dispatches

Orders Under $1,000 – Free shipping via FedEx (allow 4 business days). You can upgrade to overnight delivery for $20.

Orders Over $1,000 require a signature on delivery. You may choose free FedEx Overnight or US Post Office Express.

Rings that need to be sized take extra time (one week). If ordering a ring, you may select, “No Sizing Yet, Ship Right Away” and your order will arrive according to the shipping schedule shown above.

Curbside Pickup is also Available – please give us a call to place your order.

 

Free Shipping Details

Shipping Details

Orders Under $1,000 – Free shipping via FedEx (allow 4 business days). You can upgrade to overnight delivery for $20.

Orders Over $1,000 – Ship Free by your choice of FedEx Overnight or US Post Office Express. A signature is required on delivery.

90-Day Returns/Exchanges

Our extended ninety days, for a small business, is almost unheard of. Truth is, we shop for gifts too, and rather than scrambling at the last minute and feeling the tension of time, we like this more relaxed approach. We wish everyone did something like this… it would be a kinder, gentler world.

READ MORE

Scroll To TopScroll To Top
close