Seven diamonds adorn each continent on yellow globe charm.
Long’s Jewelers honored Belmont, MA native Becca Pizzi, the first American woman to complete seven marathons on seven continents in seven days, by presenting her with a unique gold and diamond necklace.
Pizzi embarked on the World Marathon Challenge on Jan. 23, 2016 with her first marathon in Antarctica. In the consecutive days following, Pizzi completed marathons in Punta Arenas (Chile), Miami (USA), Madrid (Spain), Marrakech (Morocco), Dubai (United Arab Emirates) and ended in Sydney (Australia).
According to the World Marathon Challenge website, “competitors will undoubtedly suffer from marathon fatigue, jet lag and sleep deprivation as the event progresses. The impact of wide temperature fluctuations will also be a factor in success or failure, with a possible variation of 50 degrees Celsius.”
When the president of Long’s, Craig Rottenberg, heard of Pizzi’s accomplishment and her connection to Boston, he wanted to commemorate her achievement. Rottenberg worked with a yellow gold globe charm from designer Heather B. Moore to create a one-of-a-kind personalized necklace that features seven diamonds. Each diamond was placed on each of the charm’s continents to represent Pizzi’s seven marathons. Pizzi was then presented with the globe necklace at Long’s Jewelers Natick store.