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Portofino Gold Embraced™ Pear Shaped Drusy Drop Charm - 129-863


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129-863 - Portofino Gold Embraced™ Pear Shaped Drusy Drop Charm
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Portofino Gold Embraced™ Pear Shaped Drusy Drop Charm

Accentuate your charming bracelet or chain with this lovely charm! Crafted from 18K yellow gold embraced over sterling silver, this gorgeous charm features a pear shaped 6.5 x 6.0mm drusy in your choice of blue, rose, silver or gold colors.

The charm measures 13/16"L x 1/4"W x 1/16"H and secures with a lever back closure.

Part of the Portofino Collection. Made in Italy. All weights pertaining to gemstones, including diamonds, are minimum weights. Additionally, please note that many gemstones are treated to enhance their beauty. Click here for important information about gemstone enhancements and special care requirements.


Gold over Silver    Drusy    


Vermeil Plating:
Pronounced "vermay," vermeil is an electroplating process in which 14K gold or higher is coated over sterling silver. Officially designated by the jewelry industry, items may only be sold as vermeil if they have a minimum thickness of 100 millionths of an inch (2.5 microns) of gold over the silver. Regular gold plating is less than 2.5 microns.

The "vermeil" technique of plating sterling silver with gold originated in France in the 1750s. It differs from "gold filled" or "gold plated" in terms of the thickness or thinness of the microns over sterling silver. "Gold filled" pieces have a much thicker layer, between 15 and 45 microns, which is mechanically bonded to the base metal with heat and pressure. Vermeil is a more expensive version of "gold plated". It does not wear off as quickly as gold plating does. However, over time, vermeil wears off and therefore will require re-plating.

Gold/Platinum Embraced Silver or Bronze:
Our platinum and gold embraced collections feature layers of platinum or 18K gold over sterling silver or bronze for a lustrous, radiant finish everywhere you look and touch.

To care for your plated jewelry items:

  • Remove jewelry before bathing, swimming, washing hands, putting on make-up, lotions, perfumes, and/or working with household chemicals, cleaners, or acidic liquids.
  • Do not clean plated jewelry in an ultrasonic cleaner or in silver cleaning solutions, as it could completely remove the plating finish from your item.
  • Ensure your jewelry item is thoroughly dry before storing. Moisture in an enclosed space can increase tarnishing.
  • Store your plated jewelry in a jewelry box lined with felt or anti-tarnish material. Items should not be stacked as this may cause damage to the plating surface.
  • Do not use excessive pressure when cleaning with a polishing cloth or soft brush, as this may cause damage to the plating.
  • Over time your plated items will need to be re-plated. Contact your local jeweler for information on plating services.


    Druzy:

    There are several different spellings, but “druzy,” “drusy” and “druse” all refer to minute quartz crystals that form within or on other stones. When ground water carrying dissolved silica is forced into a porous area of rock, rapid cooling often occurs. It causes the formation of tiny crystals on top of previously deposited minerals or gemstones, particularly quartz, chalcedony or agate. The cutting of druzy cabochons begins with a rough agate geode. After removing the outer layers of agate, the inner cavity with the druzy is revealed. These pieces are then cut so that a thin layer is left with the druzy crystals appearing on the top. The agate portion of each piece is then shaped, sanded and polished.




  • About the Collection
    As an Italian-made, Gold Embraced™ collection exclusive to ShopHQ, Portofino Italian Jewelry evokes the seaside charm and upscale styling of its namesake village on the Italian Riviera. Each lovely piece offers a modern and sophisticated take on classic design, emanating the dramatic details of the tree-lined cliffs and ocean views of Portofino, Italy.

    Portofino Italian Jewelry encapsulates la dolce vita - meaning "the sweet life" in Italian. Everyday style and 18K Gold Embraced™ sterling silver settings result in designs that offer effortless elegance. These bold, exclusive rings, bracelets, earrings and necklaces have been embraced with either brushed or polished gold for pieces perfect for entertaining, relaxing or going out.

    Be transported to the Italian Riviera with Portofino Italian Jewelry, a collection designed to add the grace and enchantment of your favorite coastal escape to everyday life.

    Angela Lanotte About the Guest
    With more than a decade of experience in the fashion and jewelry industry, Angela Lanotte brings a unique perspective to the Portofino brand. Her passion for jewelry and Italian design is evident in her extensive career. In addition to working in sales positions for many well-known brands, Angela has also served as a fashion consultant on major catwalks in Milan - one of the world's design capitals. Join Angela as she takes you on a journey to the Italian Riviera with this exclusive jewelry collection.

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