Reader Mike wrote in with this following tale of epic jewelcrafting:
We wanted a fine piece of jewelery that would reflect on who we were. Since our entire family played WoW and almost all of our friends were part of or met in game we knew the theme had to be Horde. I went to a family friend (master jeweler) and gave him a picture of the horde emblem then picked out an exquisite museum grade 4 ct. trillion cut Tanzanite. The detail work and setting was left up to Nick(jeweler and friend). After several weeks of research and design Nick showed me what the piece would look like on his 3D software and we went forward. Finally Nick called for us to see our creation. Nick is a third generation master jeweler with extended family also being jewel crafters. We were awe struck when he unveiled the pendant.
The main structure has a full ounce of white gold making up the Horde emblem, and bringing the details even larger than life was a carat of beautiful diamond pave'(which Nick sent off for his uncle to do as that is his specialty). Finally in the center of the emblem lay an amazingly brilliant fiery Tanzanite.
One thing I commented to Nick about was that the Horde emblem was upside down, he explained that he had tried everything but due to the weight and shape it kept flipping over. He opted to hang the pendent this way rather than modify the piece. He was wise, this is very elegant and worthy of its heritage. btw it was also worthy of its price tag...almost 10k at the time.