Valued at $9

Valued at $9

Pendant created for hospital gala

The lakecity’s preeminent jeweller and designer Geoff Bourdon has created another brilliant gem for the annual hospital fundraising gala.

The lakecity’s preeminent jeweller and designer Geoff Bourdon has created another brilliant gem for the annual hospital fundraising gala coming up in November.

For the past eight years Bourdon has created a signature, one-of-a-kind ring for Woodland Jeweller’s hospital raffle.

This year Bourdon has taken his talent in a completely new direction, designing and creating a unique diamond and gold pendant valued at $9,500.

“I just wanted to make something different this year,” Bourdon says. “When I started designing I thought, I will make a pendant.”

Crafted in the shapes of triangles within triangles the stunning pendant features a .43 carat Trillion diamond at its centre surrounded by rows of small rose, yellow, green and white diamonds.

The pendant shimmers and glows in the light with a total of 1.08 carats in diamonds.

The diamonds are set in the pendant created from 14, 18, and 19 karat yellow, white, rose and green gold to complement the coloured diamonds that caught his fancy for this creation.

The setting is also unique in that it employs Bourdon’s new skills in alloying gold.

He personally created the pink and green gold in the pendant using a recipe that he found in a metal alloyers book published in 1890.

Back in those days he says alloying gold was a dedicated profession employed in making coins, brass, silver, tin and other metals used in jewellery and other projects.

“It really challenged my Grade 12 chemistry,” Bourdon says. “I was very impressed.”

The pendant hangs on a 14 karat white gold chain in the Wheat pattern.

Only 600 raffle tickets are available for the pendant at $20 each.

The draw for the pendant will be made during the Cariboo Foundation Hospital Trust’s Mid-winter Night’s Dream fundraising gala which takes place at the Sacred Heart Church hall on Saturday, Nov. 26. If all 600 tickets sell, which the usually do, the raffle alone will raise $12,000 to help the hospital trust to purchase a major new piece of equipment for Cariboo Memorial Hospital.

Raffle tickets for the pendant are available at Woodland Jewellers and from Cariboo Foundation Hospital Trust directors.

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