Green Tourmaline, Moonstone, Alexandrite & Diamond Pendant

18K yellow gold pendant accented with black rhodium featuring a 13.09 carat pear-shape green tourmaline accented with a 5.58 carat pear-shape moonstone, 0.38 carat total weight of round alexandrites and 0.55 carat total weight of round diamonds.


Unique Design Traits

Unique elongated pear-shape tourmaline is striking in its size and shape.

The green tourmaline and moonstone are both complemented by the yellow gold accented with black rhodium creating a bold look.

Highest quality moonstone will be transparent without inclusions and clearly visible blue sheen. Most Moonstones tend to be included and/or semi-transparent. 

The moonstone is plated in metal underneath helping to display the billowing adularescence (sheen/glow) of the moonstone. 

The naturally color changing alexandrites will compliment and contrast the color of the center stone depending on the lighting, making this a very transitional pendant.

Gemstone Details


Tourmaline is a gemstone that comes in a seemingly endless variety of shades and colors and in fact can occur in almost every hue. Many colors have inspired their own trade names, such as the pink, red, purplish red and orangish red tourmalines known as ‘rubellite’, while dark blues, violetish blues and greenish blues are referred to as ‘indicolite.’ The vivid green shade of tourmaline is known as ‘chrome’ although its color is usually attributed to vanadium, not chromium. Parti-color and watermelon tourmaline will display multiple color blocked hues. 

First reportedly discovered in the 1500s by Spanish explorers in Brazil but mistaken for emerald; it took until the 1800s for scientists to distinguish it as the green variety of tourmaline. Its name even reflects this confusion, derived from the Sinhalese word "turmali", which means ‘mixed.’ For centuries tourmalines have adorned the jewels of royalty. The Empress Dowager Tz'u Hsi, the last empress of China, valued the rich pink colors above all other gemstones.  

Recent discoveries of new hues in Brazil have propelled tourmalines’ popularity among gem and jewelry lovers, particularly the vivid blue of Paraíba tourmaline. Tourmaline is one of the few gems to be mined in the United States, with significant deposits found in Southern California.

Tourmaline is a birthstone for October and the gem of the eighth anniversary. 


A member of the feldspar group, orthoclase, moonstone is known for its distinct sheen under certain lighting conditions called adularescence. Its name is owed to this phenomenon, the blue sheen is said to resemble the glow of the moon. Adularescence is a result of a natural growth pattern of alternating layers of feldspar minerals, orthoclase and albite. This layering causes an interference of light as it enters the stone, reflecting back as the sheen beloved in moonstones, making them appear to glow from within. 

Legends say the stone provides good luck, Hindu legend believes it was formed by moonbeams, and in Arab countries, women historically sewed moonstones into their garments to promote fertility. Properties often associated with the moon have been applied to this gemstone, such as romance, femininity, intuition, dreams and love. Long been a favored gemstone in jewelry, designers of the romantic Art Nouveau era, such as René Lalique and Louis Comfort Tiffany, heavily featured moonstone. 

Like most gemstones, the most prized moonstones contain no visible inclusions; they will also have a colorless, semitransparent to nearly transparent body color with strong vivid adularescence. 

Moonstone is one of the birthstones for June.


Alexandrite is one of the most unique and rare gemstones ever discovered. It is a phenomenal variety of the mineral chrysoberyl that naturally color changes from bluish green in daylight to purplish red in incandescent light. First discovered in 1830 in Czarist Russia in the Ural Mountains. Since the imperial colors of Russia were red and green, the newly discovered stone was named after Czar Alexander II, then heir to the throne. Quickly it became the national stone of Russia, worn by royalty and the nobility. Today, fine alexandrites, particularly those of Russian origin, are most often found in period jewelry since newly mined gems are extremely rare.  

The original source in Russia’s Ural Mountains has long since closed after producing for only a few decades. In 1987 a new deposit of Alexandrite was found in Hematita, Brazil. Although there are other areas where Alexandrite has been discovered, Brazil is considered the finest source for Alexandrite since the 19th century. The most important quality factor when determining the value of an Alexandrite is its color change, caused by the complex way this mineral absorbs light. All other things being equal; the more dramatic the color change, the higher the value. Fine quality stones over one carat are exceptionally rare.  

Alexandrite is the birthstone for June and the gem for the 55th wedding anniversary. 

Design Details

Green Tourmaline, Moonstone, Alexandrite & Diamond Pendant
18K Yellow Gold
1 Green Tourmaline P/S 13.09 ct. (36.00x8.00mm) - Heated
1 Moonstone P/S 5.58 ct. (14.00x8.20x6.83mm) - Natural
29 Alexandrite Round 0.38 ctw. - Natural
56 Diamond Round 0.55 ctw. - (E-F/VS+)
On 18" 18K Yellow Gold Cable Chain w/ 16" Jump Ring (1.50mm)