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Name: Tenting in the Mountains on a Rainy Day in September

Style#: G4662

Precious Metal: 14K Yellow Gold

Gem: Green Maine Tourmaline = 6x4mm (.53 carat emerald-cut)

Gem: Diamond = .03 carat (Ideal G SI-1)

Measurement: 13mm (1/2″) from top of bail to bottom of necklace

Chain: 18″ 14K Yellow Gold

Price: $925

Tenting in the Mountains on a Rainy Day in September, Green Maine Tourmaline & Diamond Necklace

Style #: G4662

I’m in the western mountains of Maine. I’m in a tent on a platform. My tent-mate is an art student. That’s all I know about him. We are doing Dow, Zen, and the Maine woods. Our goal is to remain present at all times. No history, no future, nothing but right now. It rained all night. It’s morning, it’s cold, on one of the adjacent mountains it snowed. We have water dripping from the tent, it’s landing in a bowl making  a sound and circle waves. My goal, our goal, is to remain present. No future, no past, just now. The most exciting thing of this morning is this drip, this drop. Outside the tent almost everything is green and wet.

When I saw this necklace I was swept back to the tent 35 years ago and this bowl of water. The diamond is the rain drop, the tourmaline is the forest. The mind goes to curious places if you follow its path. None of this tenting and rain would naturally inspire you to say, “Yes, I want one of these necklaces.” But for some curious reason as I look at it, I see this moment of clarity on the side of a mountain in the rain.

The necklace is made with a forest green Maine tourmaline, found at a mine 50 miles north of our store. The gem is a 6x4mm emerald-cut from Mt Mica in Paris, Maine. The diamond is from Africa. The diamond is the rain drop, as I look at it, it goes “plop” and makes a sound. The mounting is 14K yellow gold. The chain is 18 inches and is 14K yellow gold.

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Necklace Details

Name: Tenting in the Mountains on a Rainy Day in September

Style#: G4662

Precious Metal: 14K Yellow Gold

Gem: Green Maine Tourmaline = 6x4mm (.53 carat emerald-cut)

Gem: Diamond = .03 carat (Ideal G SI-1)

Measurement: 13mm (1/2″) from top of bail to bottom of necklace

Chain: 18″ 14K Yellow Gold

Price: $925

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A Maine Story
An American Gem

First discovered in 1820 and subsequent finds over the years, it 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 cemented 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’ve been to the mines. We know the miners. We know the gem cutters. We guarantee our tourmaline to be from Maine and 100% natural. Cross maintains the largest collection of fine Maine tourmaline jewelry in the world.

Window of Opportunity

Nearly fifty years has 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 like it 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 quick, but the find was small and the mining only lasted a few seasons. By 2013 all the large Eureka gems had sold. We still get calls from people who are now ready to buy. What they want, however, simply does not exist.

Gem finds are rare, especially in North America. Maine tourmaline is a piece of Maine and American history, it’s a connection to place, an exquisite creation of nature. Today, there is a rare opportunity to own a bit of Maine/American pride and heritage, in choosing a piece of Maine tourmaline jewelry.

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Since 1908, Cross Jewelers has maintained a guiding philosophy of our founder William Cross to use the very best gems and precious metals in order to create fine well-made jewelry. William also believed in putting the best most conservative price on everything he created. We continue that tradition today.

Providing the markets remain stable, the price you see today is the price you’ll see next week or next month. In over 100 years we’ve never had a sale. All our prices are real so you can shop online or in our store with confidence.

 

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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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