Join us on this celestial journey and experience the captivating beauty of an eclipse, elegantly worn close to your heart.
ANNULAR ECLIPSE - OCTOBER 14,2023 - TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE - APRIL 8, 2024
Thickness: Approx 7.8mm
14 Karat Yellow Gold, White Gold or Rose Gold
1/2 carats total weight created diamonds (1/3 ct marquise created diamond, 1/5 ctw round created diamonds)
Clarity - VS, Color - F+
12mm round black onyx cabochon
16-22 inch adjustable diamond-cut wheat chain.
Centered in the exact crossroads of two major astronomical events, Kerrville, Texas will play host to thousands of travelers from across the globe to catch a glimpse of two, breathtaking solar eclipses. With the anticipation of being the biggest occurrences to ever take place over the heart of the Texas Hill Country, out in-store jeweler, Jacob Stringer, set about designing a piece of jewelery to commemorate and "Capture the Moment."
With meticulous craftmanship and a passion for perfection, we have transformed the cosmic phenomenon into wearable art.
At its heart, each pendant features a mesmerizing black-onyx, representing the mystique of the moon, surrounded by dazzling diamonds that mirror the radiant sun's corona during an eclipse, all gracefully suspended from a beautiful chain.
Handcrafted in 14 karat white, yellow or rose gold, the Eclipse Diamond Pendant contrasts the differences between light and dark with a corona-halo of brilliant, created diamonds set around a stunning, black onyx cabochon. A created marquise diamond ignites the piece and perfectly mimics the "diamond ring effect" as the sun begins to emerge from behind the moon.
As a special touch, the reverse is elegantly engraved with the dates of both eclipses, making it a meaningful keepsake for astronomy enthusiasts and jewelry lovers alike.
Cherish this once in lifetime moment forever with our Eclipse Diamond Pendant exclusively at Diamonds of Kerrville
Annular Solar Eclipse:
On October 14, 2023, a spectacular annular solar eclipse, often referred to as the "ring of fire" eclipse, will traverse a narrow path across eight states within the United States. To witness the mesmerizing annular phase of the 2023 eclipse, you must position yourself within the confines of this slender annular path. It's crucial to bear in mind that, as the Moon will never completely obscure the Sun during an annular eclipse, you must wear specialized eclipse safety glasses or viewers throughout the event. Unlike during a total solar eclipse, there will never be a moment when it is safe to view the eclipse with unprotected eyes.
The central trajectory of the eclipse makes its entry into Texas around 10:17 am CDT, and the annular phase will commence in this location at approximately 11:41 am CDT. Following its initial entry into the U.S. in Oregon, the Moon's shadow will journey for roughly 1,375 miles along the central path, completing this segment in about 25 minutes and 26 seconds while maintaining an average velocity of 3,245 miles per hour. This final stretch of the eclipse's journey across America, encompassing a central path of 494 miles, takes place in Texas and represents the longest section within the United States, accounting for over a quarter of the entire path's length.
Kerrville River Festival
On October 14, 2023, NASA invites you to join them at Louise Hays Park in Kerrville for a nationwide live stream of the annular solar eclipse. The eclipse will reach its zenith at 11:50 am, so be sure to plan your visit in advance and partake in the celebration at the Kerrville River Festival alongside NASA!
Total Solar Eclipse
On April 8, 2024, a remarkable celestial event will unfold as a total solar eclipse traces a slender path across 13 U.S. states from the southwest to the northeast. To witness the full splendor of this eclipse, one must position themselves within this narrow corridor of totality, where the duration of complete darkness is most extended, particularly at its central point. The eclipse's central line enters the United States via the state of Texas, crossing the Rio Grande River at the Mexico-U.S. border around 12:10pm CDT. Totality, the phase when the sun is completely obscured by the moon, will commence at approximately 1:27pm CDT at this location.
As the eclipse departs from Mexico and proceeds through the scenic Texas Hill Country, it will have already attained its pinnacle in terms of duration—the "point of greatest duration." This specific point on the eclipse's path represents the moment when the duration of totality is at its zenith along the entire centerline. It is also known as the "tipping point," signifying that beyond this point, the duration of totality gradually diminishes. In essence, for the 2024 eclipse, the duration of complete darkness in the United States follows a descending trend, with the lengthiest durations occurring in Texas and the shortest in Maine. Consequently, the path of totality in Texas stands out as a premier location for optimal eclipse viewing on April 8.
Kerrville Eclipse Festival
Experience the magic of the 2024 total solar eclipse at the Kerrville Eclipse Festival, set to take place at the picturesque Louise Hays Park on Monday, April 8, 2024. Join us in the heart of the Hill Country, just a stone's throw away from the center line of totality. This fantastic event is open to everyone and offers a captivating lineup, featuring insightful scientific speakers, live musical performances, engaging children's activities, and an awe-inspiring 4 minutes and 25 seconds of complete totality.