This emerald pendant has been created from the most unique emerald matrix material in the world right from the famous Crabtree Emerald Mine, now closed. There won't be any more newly mined Crabtree material ever, so this jewelry will only increase in value. Crabtree NC emerald is the deepest, most beautiful emerald green that has ever been found anywhere. The pendant has been wrapped in the more expensive gold filled rolled wire, not plated, so this gold is permanent. Emerald is a healing stone, and the stone of soulmates. This piece is 2 cm wide and 3.5 cm tall without the wrap, and weighs 24.65 carats with the wrap. The emerald is the brightest, deepest grassy emerald green in the world, bar none. One note: green is the most difficult color to get to come out "as it is" and this piece was no exception. It's a LOT greener and deeper green than the picture indicates.