'Canoe' Canadian Diamond Necklace

International winner - Canadian Diamonds Master Craftsman Award. Rio Tinto Diamonds Global Design Competition 2011-2012. Canadian diamonds. 28.96 carats. 18K white gold. Diamonds: Crossworks Manufacturing Ltd. Canada.Photo: Crossworks Manufacturing Ltd., Rick Bannerot, Rio Tinto (Academy Award winning actress, Marcia Gay Harden at the Oscar Styling Suite 2012). 

 

Design Statement

'Canoe' necklace is inspired by the poetic image of a magical Canadian landscape and its pristine white winters. Snow covered Canoe in a frozen, crystalline lake. The necklace comes together with two diamond-studded links embracing the neck that represent the fluidity of a lake. Irregular intersecting lines, studded with ideal square-cut diamonds characterizes chunks of floating ice. The necklace culminates into a canoe-shaped element with an angled faceted interior.

''Celebrating the magic and beauty of Canada, my home, is the inspiration for my design. Canoe is carrier of Canadian myths, a symbol very unique to Canada that represents voyage, harmony with nature, discovery and courage. It is one of the greatest gifts the First Nations people gave to all those who came after. A crystalline perspective, this necklace hopes to capture the luminous magic of the True North.” -- Reena Ahluwalia.