Kryptonite Green Maine Tourmaline & Diamond Necklace - Cross Jewelers
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Necklace Details

Item#: F8316

Precious Metal: 14K Yellow Gold

Gem: 1.50 carat Kryptonite Green Maine Tourmaline
Diamonds: 23 = .34 carat total

Pendant Length: 11/16″

Chain: 18″ 14K Yellow Gold

 

Kryptonite Green Maine Tourmaline & Diamond Necklace

Style #: F8316

Time Travel Tourmaline

If I could time travel, I would go back to my ten-year-old self in 1959 and try to explain to the kid back then that he, 64 years later, would hold in his hands four green Maine tourmaline necklaces set with a triangle-cut Maine tourmaline, each one surrounded with diamonds.

The detail that would blow the kid’s mind is that two of the green Maine tourmaline are labeled Kryptonite green. As a collector of comic books in 1959, the kid’s eyes would widen. Then, as I told him that the shape of the tourmaline and the shape of the diamond surround was similar to the shield on the front of Superman’s costume, he would start to question everything.

I would go on to say that the four pieces’ value together is $11,445. As a ten-year-old, he knew his family’s finances well and knew his dad had purchased the family farm and 40 acres of rolling hills for $11,500…five dollars more than the four pieces of tourmaline jewelry. Not done yet, the old guy would repeat that the old guy was the kid a half-century in the future and that the old guy owned all four pieces of jewelry, and that the old guy owned the kid’s grandfather’s jewelry store, Cross Jewelers.

Here’s What I Imagine Happened:

The ten-year-old asked, “Are these really Maine gems?”

I said, “Yes, absolutely.” Then I said, “In 13 years, gem mining in Maine’s western mountains will take off with millions of dollars in gems to be found, especially tourmaline.”

So the ten-year-old settled down; he looked deep into the old guy’s eyes and said, “Let me see if I’ve got this straight. So you are me? You own Cross Jewelers, and these necklaces are yours, which means they are mine.”

The old guy looked back long and deep and said, “Yes and no. They will be yours in 60 years, but you’ll have to wait.”

The kid asked, “So why are these two called Kryptonite?”

I responded, “Do you see the color differences between the two ordinary greens and the two labeled ‘Kryptonite’? When we cut those two gems, we cut them in an unusual position within the crystal, and the color came out Kryptonite green. Do you know who named these two gems?”

The ten-year-old said, “No! Who?”

“You did! Because of the Superman comics you’ve been reading.”

The kid said, “No way! How do you know these things?”

I said, “I know everything you know, so I, too, know the color of Kryptonite.”

The ten-year-old said, “Can I keep one of these?”

The old guy said, “No! You’ll have to wait.”

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Necklace Details

Item#: F8316

Precious Metal: 14K Yellow Gold

Gem: 1.50 carat Kryptonite Green Maine Tourmaline
Diamonds: 23 = .34 carat total

Pendant Length: 11/16″

Chain: 18″ 14K Yellow Gold

 

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Kryptonite Green

Maine Tourmaline & Diamond Necklace

 

I’ve been to the mine with experts surrounding, talking, sharing everything they know, and they do know everything, until a new pocket is opened and everyone is surprised with a new color. A combination of molecular mineral magic and nature just throwing the dice and four aces up. There aren’t many but some crystals from the SparHawk mine, when cut in almost the wrong direction, yield a gem with an otherworldly glow – Kryptonite. Yes, it’s just cartoon science fiction, a gem crystal from another planet glowing green, able to bring Superman to his knees gasping for breath. In the last four years we’ve found only a few Kryptonite stones. This piece is similar to Superman’s logo profile of a cut diamond only upside down. When you buy this piece be on the lookout for guys dressed in red, blue and gold and watch to see if their knees buckle.


Cross’s Maine Gem Museum Collection

In the art world after a great painting is completed it is always framed. The frame is the finishing touch. It enhances and focuses attention. We have selected from among our very finest Maine tourmaline the best color, cut and clarity… gems that simply glow. These we have surrounded with a gallery of pure white diamonds… to perfectly frame these great works of nature’s art. We call these works of gem art framed in diamonds Cross’s Museum Collection.

Follow our Museum Collection online for updates on new introductions every month. Almost every piece in our museum collection is one-of-a-kind. If you see one, you love it, and you want it, you should buy it now… for once it is gone, it is likely gone forever.

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We design, craft, and create really nice jewelry with amazing gems. Our guarantee, she’ll love your gift. If for any reason she doesn’t… you know you’ve got 30-days for a refund or exchange.

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