Fairypools diamond and sky blue topaz white gold pendant
Fairypools by Christine Sadler
This unique design by Christine Sadler took inspiration from the fairy pools on the Isle of Skye, a place of incredible natural beauty. The fairy pools are a series of descending rock pools fed by crystal clear waterfalls from the Cuillin mountains. Like a stream that pauses on its journey, white rivers of cascading water fill pools of sapphire blues and greens before continuing on.
The Fairypools pendant has a large central sky blue oval cut topaz that is cupped on one side by eleven brilliant cut diamonds. This copyrighted design features two different styles of diamond setting. The centre stone is held by the settings of the eleven diamonds on one side and by a single claw opposite them. The setting is curved below the diamonds to echo the basin of the rock pool but the main gemstone is visible side on reflecting twinkling blue light on the inside of the setting as if a slice of the mountain has been exposed for your eyes to dive into. The round brilliant cut diamonds are set in rubbed over bubbles which increase in size towards the middle.
The sky blue topaz measured 12mm by 14mm and weighs 9.5ct carats. The diamonds are G colour VS clarity and the pendant is 9ct white gold. It hangs on a 9ct white gold filed curb chain which is very strong. The chain is 40cm in length.