If history is any indicator, the finest emeralds are quickly lost to the mists of time and legend. When Cortez arrived at Tenochtitlan, Montezuma believed the Aztec gods of old had returned. He gifted Cortez with a giant emerald: the 964-carat Stone of Judgement. Two hundred years later, in 1757, the priceless gem was lost in a shipwreck and it remained at the sandy bottom of the Atlantic for another 235 years, until the wreck was discovered off the coast of Florida in 1992. Who knows what will happen to the Stone of Judgment next... because its current whereabouts are unknown.
But we don’t think you’ll have any problem holding on to our new emerald necklace. It’s just too beautiful to lose. Our new Toci Emerald Necklace — pronounced “tō•si” — is named for the Aztec mother of the gods and the “heart of the earth.” It’s a one-of-a-kind strand of stunning raw emeralds — 200-carats of deep green, genuine, color-enhanced gemstones that are just too wondrously sublime to ever lose. The gemstones have been tumble polished for a high-quality gleam, and are strung in an 18" necklace featuring gold-finished links and lobster clasp. Each emerald is unique. We guarantee: the Toci is a necklace so gorgeous that you’ll never want to give it up. These “Stones of Judgment” will be cherished for a long, long time.