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Necklace Details

Style: Sunset in the Great North Woods

Item#: G3616

Precious Metal: 14K Yellow Gold

Gem: 4.5mm Round Pink Maine Tourmaline
Diamonds: 16 = .19 carat total

Pendant Length: 7/16″ (top to bottom of pendant)

Chain: 18″ 14K Yellow Gold

Sunset in the Great North Woods Pink Maine Tourmaline & Diamond Necklace

Item #: G3616

This piece, Sunset in the Great North Woods is special. It’s a pink Maine tourmaline, kind of like the sun setting the night before, ghosted pink in the early evening sky. It’s surrounded by a ring of diamonds, and like a compass, it has north and south and east and west marked by slightly bigger diamonds.

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Necklace Details

Style: Sunset in the Great North Woods

Item#: G3616

Precious Metal: 14K Yellow Gold

Gem: 4.5mm Round Pink Maine Tourmaline
Diamonds: 16 = .19 carat total

Pendant Length: 7/16″ (top to bottom of pendant)

Chain: 18″ 14K Yellow Gold

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Sunset
in the Great North Woods

Although I am a coastal person, I will never forget the first time I tented out with a group in the western mountains of Maine. For the most part, they were free-spirited, art students, there was even another jeweler in the group. All of that is part of another story for another day. It was October, before the leaves fell.

The instructions to the group were:

“You are to remain present at all times. You have no past, no memories. There is no future, only now. You may bring no books, no paper, nothing to write with, nothing to read. You have no family, no history. You have no ethnicity. You can bring no electronic devices (this was before smartphones), no conveniences of your regular world. You come as you are. You bring warm clothes, good hiking boots, and food and water for three days. You bring no cameras, no recording devices. Your goal is to remain totally present at all times. You can talk with one another, but only about what you are both present to.”

It was overcast mostly. I remember one sunset… sun in the clouds was a pink disc, the pink sky an echo of sun.

Mount Washington
Mystical Transformative
Experience

I went up the mountain one person and came down three days later someone totally different. I’ve never gotten over it. My world changed and I wouldn’t have it any other way. It was a mystical transformative experience. Over the next several weeks I wrote a hundred pages of notes about the experience and about being present. It was 35 years ago. If you asked me about that long weekend I could talk for hours. No one has ever asked.

Here is one of my takeaways, my three days on the mountain taught me about time and how to make time slow down. Some years go by more quickly than those three days. I have more vivid memories of those three days than some decades of my life.

I can think of no day in my life now that is not tinged, colored, influenced, guided by these three days. I will admit that time sometimes whizzes by now, and thoughts and memories are crowded together. I will admit that time races and sometimes I can’t even remember what happened last week. Here is what I know, though, I know how to make time slow and almost stop and how to gather the details of everything around and see more genuinely and more authentically. This was one of the gifts I brought back with me from that long weekend in Maine’s western mountains.

One night on our mountain it rained. It was cool, but it rained and the wind blew. The next morning, we hiked up to the very top of our mountain, looked across the valley, and the upper third of Mount Washington was covered in snow.

Sunset
in the Great North Woods

This piece, Sunset in the Great North Woods is special. It’s a pink Maine tourmaline, kind of like the sun setting the night before, ghosted pink in the early evening sky. It’s surrounded by a ring of diamonds, and like a compass, it has north and south and east and west marked by slightly bigger diamonds.

*Just a brief note about pink Maine tourmaline. The last big find of pink Maine tourmaline was 50 years ago, a full half-century. We bought a lot of pink and apple green gems from the big discovery of Maine tourmaline on Plumbago Mountain. We have kept open channels with our cutters for any lost pinks. This is one of those half-century gems of just exactly the right size for this design. How many do we have? Just one!

If three of you want this piece only one can have it. Could we make another with a pink Maine tourmaline? Often, we say yes, maybe, no. On this piece, our answer at this point in Maine gem mining history is no, with just the tiniest possibility that with time… maybe…this pink gem is rare.

If you feel tempted by the pink don’t wait! There’s just one.

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.

100% Natural

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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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.

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