The Christmas pageants of childhood are still so vivid – jacket, tie, white shirt, button-down collar, hair combed and slicked back. The 1950’s felt rock solid, it felt like it was forever. Back to the Christmas pageant – there were the plays, reenactments of Joseph & Mary and the Christ child, and always, always there was the song “Silent Night”.
Precious Metal: 14K Yellow Gold
Gem: 5x3mm Oval Green Maine tourmaline
Diamonds: 4 = .12 carat
Pendant Length: 3/4″
Chain: 18″ 14K Yellow Gold
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The Christmas pageants of childhood are still so vivid – jacket, tie, white shirt, button-down collar, hair combed and slicked back. The 1950s felt rock solid, it felt like it was forever. Back to the Christmas pageant – there were the plays, reenactments of Joseph & Mary and the Christ child, and always, always there was the song “Silent Night”.
I can today over 60 years later hear the harmonica tuned to begin the song and a dozen little voices singing Silent Night. Back then sounds had color, voices echoed with love, and events carried meaning far greater than the event itself.
When Silent Night was sung, the sky darkened, stars shown, and the star that lead the wise men looked like our Silent Night Star Cross. The star was held by a 6 year old, on the end of a long stick.
We designed this piece to look like the star I saw as a child in the night sky over the manger. We created this piece to accept a small 5x3mm faceted oval. The finished Christian cross is as sweet and perfect as the song Silent Night.
We make the Silent Night Star Cross always with 4 little diamonds surrounding. In the center, we set pink Maine tourmaline. We can do blue sapphire and we can do a diamond center too.
If you are moved by the memory of Silent Night sung by a children’s choir this Christian cross may be the perfect piece for you.
Can You Make This in White Gold?
We’ve had several requests for the Silent Night Cross in silver and while we make many items in both gold and silver, we make Silent Night only in gold. We stock it in yellow gold. We can special make it in white gold as a non-returnable item. It’s the same price. Approximately 6 weeks to complete.
Maine Tourmaline, A Maine Story
An American Gem
First discovered in 1820 and in subsequent finds over the years, these early discoveries put Maine on the world map as a source for high-quality tourmaline gems. A major discovery in 1972 on Plumbago Mountain in Newry, Maine established Maine as a significant world source of fine tourmaline gemstones.
Cross recognized the historical significance of this find and began working closely with the miners of these magnificent gems. The close partnership continues today with the ongoing discoveries in Maine’s western mountains.
We go to Maine’s gem mines. We know the miners. We know the gem cutters. We guarantee our tourmaline to be from Maine and is 100% natural. Cross maintains the largest collection of fine Maine tourmaline jewelry in the world.
Window of Opportunity
Fifty years have passed since the major 1972 tourmaline find in Newry, Maine where they found 3.5 million carats of tourmaline crystals. Over the years we bought more than we sold knowing that gem finds don’t last forever. There are now colors, sizes, and shapes that are extremely rare and, in some cases, no longer available. If you see something you love it’s best to act quickly. There’s no guarantee another gem like this one exists.
Case in point: In 2007 there was a find of tourmaline in Newry, Maine called Eureka Blue. People loved the color. The gems sold quickly, but the find was small and the mining only lasted a few seasons. Within three years of the discovery, all the large Eureka gems had sold. We still get calls from people who are now ready to buy. What they want, however, simply no longer exists from that find in 2007.
Gem finds are rare, especially in North America. Maine tourmaline is a piece of Maine and American history, it’s a connection to a place we all love, an exquisite creation of nature. Today, there is a rare opportunity to own a bit of Maine/American pride and heritage, and history in choosing a piece of Maine tourmaline jewelry.
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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.