- Jan 13, 2010
I will try to do a neck shot soon- give me a week! Everything is taking mich longer after covid.
My gorgeous Southern Cross constellation necklace. 18kt - and heavy - with somewhere around .8 - .9ctw of very nice diamonds on a 30" 18kt chain. Being Australian, this locket reminds me of home. The diamond on the back is to represent the constellation's pointer star. I recently had the prongs reconfigured as I wasn't happy with the original iteration, but there's photos here of both.
And with new prongs:
And lastly, a perspective shot. I should probably put this in the perspective thread, but figured it might be useful here so people could see how it hangs. This is my standard, day-to-day jewelry.
45.5gms - without the chain or diamonds. It's HEAVY. I was originally going to use a premade antique locket - but it wasn't nearly sturdy enough. Without being too specific - even without the diamonds, this cost thousands and thousands to make. If I hadn't wanted this all my life, I wouldn't have done it; I could have had something lovely - or even something similar - for a fraction of the price. Mind you, people here pay way more for all sorts of things - and if diamond necklaces are your thing, this could be a bargain by comparison, depending on what you're considering.