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Cute, splashy style to let you show off your love of the sea! Or maybe you want to show your affinity for aquatic animals. Or perhaps you just like pretty pendants. Regardless of your reason for wearing it, this piece will having you looking lovely. Larimar cabochons and polished rhodium over sterling silver create five different sea life shapes - choose your favorite or get them all.

Pendant Color Choices

  • Dolphin
  • Larimar: Two freeform shaped cabochons
  • White Topaz: Five round modified-brilliant cut 1.4-1.5mm
  • Fish
  • Larimar: One freeform shaped cabochon
  • White Topaz: One round modified-brilliant cut 1.4mm
  • Sea Horse
  • Larimar: Three freeform shaped cabochons
  • White Topaz: Four round modified-brilliant cut 1.25mm
  • Whale
  • Larimar: Two freeform shaped cabochons
  • White Topaz: Eight round modified-brilliant cut 1.0-1.9mm
  • Sea Turtle
  • Larimar: Two freeform half-oval shaped 11 x 3.5mm cabochons

Pendant Details

  • Metal: Rhodium over sterling silver
  • Setting Type:
  • Dolphin: Adhesive, Bead and Bezel
  • Fish: Adhesive and Bezel
  • Sea Horse: Adhesive and Bezel
  • Whale: Adhesive and Bead
  • Sea Turtle: Adhesive
  • Measurements:
  • Dolphin: 1-1/4"L x 7/8"W x 3/16"H
  • Fish: 1-1/16"L x 5/8"W x 3/16"H
  • Sea Horse: 1-3/16"L x 7/16"W x 3/16"H
  • Whale: 1-1/8"L x 1-1/16"W x 3/16"H
  • Sea Turtle: 1"L x 11/16"W x 1/8"H
  • Chain: 18"L + 3" extender x 1/16"W
  • Chain Type: Circle Link
  • Clasp: Lobster
  • Collection: Gem Insider
  • Country of Origin: China

Please Note: Pendant can be removed from the chain.

All weights pertaining to gemstones, including diamonds, are minimum weights. Additionally, please note that many gemstones are treated to enhance their beauty. View Gemstone Enhancements and Special Care Requirements for important information.

SterlingSilver    Larimar    

Sterling Silver

Sterling silver, also called fine silver, is a beautifully lustrous cool-toned precious metal favored in fine jewelry among other products. The most reflective of all metals (excluding mercury), sterling silver looks stunning by itself and brings out the best hues in an array of colorful gemstones.

Sterling silver can be polished to a higher sheen than platinum. In fact, Ag, the chemical symbol for silver, comes from a word that means “white and shining.” The surface of silver can boast that shiny, polished appearance, or can be brushed, satin, matte, sandblasted, antiqued or oxidized (chemically blackened).

In order to be called sterling silver, a metal must be made up of a minimum of 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% alloy (meaning other metals), including but not limited to copper and nickel. The alloy is added to pure silver to make the metal more durable, tougher and harder. Sterling silver is designated a fineness of “925.” Pieces with sterling silver may be marked “sterling.”

Finishes on Sterling Silver
Finishing, or plating, is a common treatment with sterling silver. Popular types of plating are rhodium plating, gold plating and anti-tarnish plating. Plating is used to extend the life and sheen of the jewelry. After sizing or buffing a piece of jewelry with a machine, it must be re-plated to restore the finish.

  • Rhodium Plating: Rhodium plating is a complex and laborious process that enhances the luster and beauty and extends the life of silver. A member of the platinum metal group, rhodium is often used as a finishing touch on silver jewelry. It's a shiny silvery metal with a very white and reflective appearance, much like mercury. It's also very hard, so it withstands much wear and tear, resists natural tarnishing and wonderfully mimics the brilliant finish of freshly polished silver.

    Caring for Sterling Silver
    Sterling silver becomes tarnished as the result of a natural chemical process that occurs when sterling silver is exposed to chemicals in the air, rubber, wool and latex. Humidity also plays a role in accelerating tarnishing. It's easy to keep your sterling silver sparkling, though, by taking a few steps to prevent tarnish and other wear and tear.

  • Avoid exposing sterling silver to direct sunlight and harsh chemicals, including chlorine, ammonia, hair products, perfumes, cosmetics, perspiration and strong jewelry cleaning solutions.
  • Periodically wash sterling silver with mild dish soap and warm water. Rinse well and dry completely with a soft cloth before storing because moisture can cause tarnish.
  • Lightly polish sterling silver frequently with a soft silver-polishing cloth, avoiding abrasive cloths completely.
  • Tarnish is easy to remove when it first forms as a yellowish tint, but becomes more difficult to remove when it becomes brown and black. Remove tarnish with a silver polish cream, avoiding immersing pieces with gemstones in tarnish-removal solutions.
  • Minimize scratches on sterling silver by storing it in its own compartment in your jewelry box or in a cloth pouch. Sterling silver may also be stored in sealed polyethylene bags.

    One of the newest gemstones to be discovered and acclaimed, the world's only source of larimar is found in one square mountain kilometer on an island in the Caribbean. This wondrous gem's limited locality makes it one of the rarest gemstones in the world.

    The delicacy of mining makes larimar all the more elusive. Generations of island villagers extract the stone by hand, releasing each precious blue gem from an armor of weathered basalt. To look upon larimar is to see the swirling seas of the Caribbean emulated in a palette of ocean blue. Its extraordinary color comes from a mineral composition that creates amazing azure hues. Nature ensures that no two stones are exactly alike.