About)). On ancient maps, the "compass rose" was an ornate illustration that showed the cardinal directions: North, South, East, and West. That old design element is the foundation of this pretty, pointy pendant. I don't think any map has ever used a diamond as decoration, but that's what we've done -- the rays really magnify the stones. May this jewel help guide you on your journey! Details)). Age: contemporary. Made by hand in New York City. Metal: 14k yellow gold. Stones:. 03 carat diamond. Measurements: From N to S and E to W, each star measures 3/8". Chain is 16". Inspiration)) The strange sea monster illustrations that sometimes appear on Medieval maps.