18-carat yellow gold, demantoid, and an ebony oval—hung on a gold anchor chain.
First discovered in Russia’s Ural Mountains in the 1800s, demantoid is the rarest of the garnet gemstones with a fire so brilliant, its name derives from the French word demant (diamond).
Hombisa’s demantoids come mostly from the Green Dragon mine, west of the Erongo Mountains in Namibia, and are cut by a local gem cutter. Even in small sizes, these gems display high lustre and very distinct fire. Demantoids range in colour from slightly blueish green to lemongrass—they are chartreuse, celadon, harlequin, mint, myrtle, and viridian—variation is essential to their appeal.
Using the Milky Way technique, the Phyre Pebble is a striking combination of the earthiness of wood, the glitter of a gemstone, and the lustre of precious metal bought together in an oval pendant. Made of 18-carat yellow gold, a demantoid, and ebony, this pendant is hung on a gold anchor chain.