Colombia Memorial 14 Karat Gold Diamond & Citrine Brooch.
14k white gold citrine brooch set with 7 diamonds.
In tribute of the valiant service of the 7 brave pioneers who risked their lives and to the STS-107 space shuttle Colombia that ushered in a new era of space exploration.
One wing of the shuttle is engraved with the Israeli flag set with 1 diamond to commemorate the first Israeli astronaut Colonel, Israel Airforce, Ilan Ramon and on the other wing, the American flag, set with 6 diamonds to commemorate his brave partners to this tragic mission:
Rick D. Husband, Commander (Colonel USAF)
William C. McCool, Pilot (Commander, USN)
Michael P. Anderson, Payload Commander (Lieutenant Colonel, USAF)
David M. Brown, Mission Specialist (Captain, USN)
Kalpana Chawla, Mission Specialist.
Laurel Blair Salton Clark, Mission Specialist (Commander, USN)
The back of the shuttle is set with 3 citrines resembling the engine.
Each diamond is 0.005ct VS-1 clarity and H color in total weight of 0.035ct.
Each citrine is 3mm diameter all in total weight of about 0.3ct.
Marked - Billy (In Hebrew), 585 for 14k gold.
Length: 1.8in / 4.57cm.
Width: 1.1in / 2.79cm.
Weight: 25.1gr / 0.80oz.
Designed and crafted by the famous Israeli jewelry designer Billy Shmerling Sender.
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