Hematite Heart Lock Pendant Necklace
Hematite is prized by jewelry lovers for its unique steel-gray gloss, which pairs very well with silver or gold. For this limited-edition pendant necklace, we made a sculptural heart-shaped cabochon hematite and attached it to a 14K yellow gold faux shackle bale to simulate a heart-shaped padlock. Hematite is believed to bring its wearer/owner a sense of protection, healing and comfort. Bold enough to make a statement when worn by itself, but also perfect for layering with other necklaces. Comes with a dainty 18” 1.6mm cable chain in recycled 14K yellow gold that secures with a spring ring clasp. (Please take note that although this pendant is inspired by the look of a padlock, it does not function as one; the shackle is fixed and does not release, and there are no locking mechanisms inside the stone.)
- The perfect marriage of form and color
- Not your typical gemstone pendant necklace
- Conversation starter piece
- Dimensions, sans gold shackle: 13.6mm wide x 12.2mm high x 6.15mm on the thickest part (midsection)
- Dimensions, with gold shackler: 13.6mm wide x 18.6mm high x 6.15mm on the thickest part (midsection of stone)
- Chain type: cable
- Chain link size: 1.6 mm x 1.8 mm
- Chain wire thickness: 0.36 mm
- Made by New Yorkers using recycled precious metals and dead stock gemstones
Hematite Heart Lock Pendant Necklace
How do I take care of the gemstones in my RIVA New York piece?
A simple but effective way to clean your gemstone jewelry or the gemstones in your jewelry is by using lukewarm water with a few drops of dish detergent. You may use a soft brush (and old toothbrush, for example) to scrub gently, especially behind the stone where dust and dirt can collect, and once you’re done scrubbing you just rinse in it lukewarm water and then pat dry with a soft cloth. (Please be mindful of the metals used in your piece; see sections above to read up on instructions and contraindications for cleaning 14K gold, sterling silver and gold vermeil jewelry.) If your piece does not require a deep clean, and you just need to, say, dust it, we recommend using a small handheld air blower (e.g., the ones that photographers use to clean their lenses). It is best to take off your gemstone jewelry when taking a shower, swimming, and especially when cleaning, washing dishes, etc.
I am purchasing this item as a gift. Is there a way for me to include a personal note with the shipment?
By all means! Please reach out to us within 48 hours of placing the order to request for a personal note to be included in your order. Send an e-mail to email@example.com, include the exact note you would like us to write/include. We will then write the note on a card, and send to you (PDF or photo) for approval. If you would like to write the note yourself, we recommend having the order shipped to you first, and then we will include a blank card for you to write your personal note on; you would then be responsible for shipping your gift to the recipient.
Is this style available in sterling silver or gold vermeil?
No. Because this is a limited-edition piece, it is not available in sterling silver or gold vermeil. Most of RIVA New York's limited-edition pieces are only available in recycled 14K yellow gold.
Good to Know
Made by New Yorkers
This piece is made with tender loving care by talented artisans in our Brooklyn, NY, facilities. A crew so diverse it reflects the melting pot of a city in which we operate—and who have more than 200 years of combined experience in jewelry making!
There's no middleman here, since your RIVA New York pieces literally beeline from our benches to your shipping box, so you can rest assured that you won't see insane markups from us. One of our goals for 2025 is to be more transparent with our costs!
We are a small business and, as such, it is easy and important for us to be intimate with our customers. We treat everyone like family, and that’s a promise! Feel free to contact us if you have questions or if you need help, and we’ll be there (not literally, but you get the drift)!
Let's Do Our Part
Why Recycled Materials?
RIVA New York makes this necklace using recycled metals. Especially for the ethical consumer in you! By making a conscious decision to purchase and/or wear jewelry that is made from ethically sourced and recycled materials, you are showing respect and empathy not just towards artisans, but towards the planet, as well; and you are doing your part in putting a stop to illegal and/or child labor, unsafe working conditions and unfair labor practices. Click here to read up on RIVA New York’s commitment to ethical sourcing and recycling.