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JOYA Moissanite by Judy Crowell 0.80 DEW Solitaire Cross Pendant w/ 18" Rope Chain

Display your faith in fashionable style! This polished pendant showcases a captivating twisted cross design that’s adorned with one mesmerizing moissanite at the center of the cross. Pair this pretty piece with a simple sheath dress and nude heels for a sophisticated look. You can find your just-right fit by adjusting the length with the 2” extender and spring ring clasp. So beautiful, so brilliant and so you!

Color Choices
  • White/White - Platinum over sterling silver
  • Yellow/White - 18K yellow gold embraced™ sterling silver
Details
  • Stone Information: One round modified-brilliant cut 6mm moissanite
  • Setting: Prong
  • Approximate Total Weight: 0.80 DEW
  • Measurements:
    Pendant: 1-1/8"L x 3/4"W x 3/16"H
    Chian: 18"L + 2" extender x 1mm W
  • Chain Type: Rope
  • Clasp: Spring Ring
  • Collection: JOYA Moissanite by Judy Crowell
  • Country of Origin: China

Please Note: The White/White option features a sterling silver chain without platinum.

Pendant can be removed from the chain.

Vermeil Plating:
Pronounced "vermay," vermeil is an electroplating process in which 14K gold or higher is coated over sterling silver. Officially designated by the jewelry industry, items may only be sold as vermeil if they have a minimum thickness of 100 millionths of an inch (2.5 microns) of gold over the silver. Regular gold plating is less than 2.5 microns.

The "vermeil" technique of plating sterling silver with gold originated in France in the 1750s. It differs from "gold filled" or "gold plated" in terms of the thickness or thinness of the microns over sterling silver. "Gold filled" pieces have a much thicker layer, between 15 and 45 microns, which is mechanically bonded to the base metal with heat and pressure. Vermeil is a more expensive version of "gold plated". It does not wear off as quickly as gold plating does. However, over time, vermeil wears off and therefore will require re-plating.

Gold/Platinum Embraced Silver or Bronze:
Our platinum and gold embraced collections feature layers of platinum or gold over sterling silver or bronze for a lustrous, radiant finish everywhere you look and touch.

To care for your plated jewelry items:

  • Remove jewelry before bathing, swimming, washing hands, putting on make-up, lotions, perfumes, and/or working with household chemicals, cleaners, or acidic liquids.
  • Do not clean plated jewelry in an ultrasonic cleaner or in silver cleaning solutions, as it could completely remove the plating finish from your item.
  • Ensure your jewelry item is thoroughly dry before storing. Moisture in an enclosed space can increase tarnishing.
  • Store your plated jewelry in a jewelry box lined with felt or anti-tarnish material. Items should not be stacked as this may cause damage to the plating surface.
  • Do not use excessive pressure when cleaning with a polishing cloth or soft brush, as this may cause damage to the plating.
  • Over time your plated items will need to be re-plated. Contact your local jeweler for information on plating services.

    Platinum Plating:
    Platinum can be used as a finish coating over sterling silver or copper alloys. Its bright, pure luster enhances the brilliance of gemstones and does not discolor or oxidize. Platinum plating is also characterized by its good resistance to surface abrasion, making jewelry pieces more durable against everyday and long-term wear. Over time, platinum plating will wear off and therefore will require re-plating.

    To care for your plated jewelry items:

  • Remove jewelry before bathing, swimming, washing hands, putting on make-up, lotions, perfumes, and/or working with household chemicals, cleaners, or acidic liquids.
  • Do not clean plated jewelry in an ultrasonic cleaner or in silver cleaning solutions, as it could completely remove the plating finish from your item.
  • Ensure your jewelry item is thoroughly dry before storing. Moisture in an enclosed space can increase tarnishing.
  • Store your plated jewelry in a jewelry box lined with felt or anti-tarnish material. Items should not be stacked as this may cause damage to the plating surface.
  • Do not use excessive pressure when cleaning with a polishing cloth or soft brush, as this may cause damage to the plating.
  • Over time your plated items will need to be re-plated. Contact your local jeweler for information on plating services.

    Moissanite is a model of sheer beauty that is fast becoming a shining star in today’s hottest jewelry designs. It is a high-quality, uniquely created stone unlike any other.

    Created Moissanite has very high dispersion and displays 2.4 times more fire than diamond (0.044). Its inherent high refractive index gives Moissanite a dazzling sparkle, while its precisely calibrated and carefully hand-cut facet patterns intensify fire and maximize brilliance.

    Moissanite is extremely durable. It is harder (more resistant to scratching) than ruby or sapphire – second only to diamond – and it is resistant to breakage.

    Larger sizes of near-colorless Moissanite (6.5mm or 1 carat and larger) might appear to have a slight color. A variety of factors, such as dispersion, tint and the type of jewelry setting, can create and affect this unique color appearance. Moissanite aficionados enjoy the slight hue that results in a very natural-looking gemstone, even though it's lab-created.

    Moissanite’s high dispersion produces flashes of rich rainbow (spectral) colors. The appearance and degree of these tints are less noticeable when Moissanite is set in jewelry. Jewelry set in gold (yellow, rose or white) and/or set in platinum will affect the face-up appearance of Moissanite.

    Nobel Prize-winning chemist Dr. Henri Moissan discovered minute quantities of natural silicon carbide (later named Moissanite in his honor) while analyzing part of Arizona’s Diablo Canyon meteorite crater in 1893. Upon close inspection, he noticed the tiny crystals shimmered with brilliance and dispersion, although they were too limited in quantity and not large enough to use in jewelry.

    Almost 100 years after Dr. Moissan's amazing discovery, a way to create Moissanite was developed. Appreciated for its overwhelming brilliance, Moissanite continues to take the jewelry world by storm.

    Glossary

    Brilliance: The white light leaving a jewel, traveling upward, which is visible to the eye. Brilliance is sometimes referred to as "sparkle."

    Dispersion: Flashes of rainbow colors. Also called "fire."

    Hardness: Resistance to scratching. The higher the number, the more resistant.

    Luster: The shininess of a jewel.

    Toughness: Resistance to breakage.

  • About the Collection
    Add a new Judy Crowell treasure to your trove with her new collection, JOYA Moissanite by Judy Crowell™.

    The JOYA Moissanite Collection is an Evine exclusive and exquisite collection of both classic and uniquely designed fine jewelry featuring brilliant moissanite.

    Moissanite has been classified as having more fire and brilliance than almost any other gemstone in the world and is second in hardness only to a diamond. Since it is a man-made stone, there are no environmental or ethical concerns surrounding its production.

    With beauty more brilliant than a diamond, these moissanite gemstones, mounted in exquisite designs from the JOYA Moissanite Collection are destined to become a treasured heirloom for generations to come. The collection features genuine moissanite and other created gemstones set in sterling silver and features uniquely elegant designs that are distinctive, trend right, and timeless.

    JOYA Moissanite by Judy Crowell
    Style Beyond Stellar

    Lenny Di CristofanoAbout the Guest
    For more than two decades, Judy Crowell has delighted customers with her in-depth knowledge of jewelry and design. Using the expertise, she gained as a GIA accredited jewelry professional, author and gemstone expert, Judy shares her first collection exclusively with Evine viewers.