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Toscana Italiana 18K Gold Embraced™ 18" Labradorite Fringe Necklace w/ 2" Extender - 130-276


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130-276 - Toscana Italiana 18K Gold Embraced™ 18'' Labradorite Fringe Necklace w/ 2'' Extender
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Toscana Italiana 18K Gold Embraced™ 18" Labradorite Fringe Necklace w/ 2" Extender

A stunning design with a gorgeous fringe of gems! Crafted from hammered and textured 18K yellow embraced bronze, this beauty features various rondelle cut 5 x 3mm blue-grey labradorites at the center of a cable link chain. There are five teardrop shaped 20 x 10mm blue-grey labradorite stones dangling from the necklace in adhesive settings. Each teardrop gem is topped with a lovely gold embraced cap.

The total approximate labadorite weight is 53.60ct (all approximate). The necklace measures 18"L x 1-3/16"W and secures with a lobster clasp. Made in Italy.

Complete the look with the matching bracelet 132-062.

Part of the Toscana Italiana Collection. Made in Italy. All weights pertaining to diamond weights 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.


Labradorite    Gold over Bronze    


Labradorite:

Labradorite is a beautiful mineral whose charm is not fully noticed and may be overlooked if not viewed from the proper position. Generally a gray to smoky black color, it displays a strong iridescence when cut correctly. In fact, labradorite’s value increases with the skill of the lapidary and strength of the iridescence. Ranking a 6.0-6.5 on Mohs Scale, its name is derived from Labrador, Canada, which is the main source of the stone. Modern folklore says that labradorite brings forth each person's strengths, originality and ability to relate to others.


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.




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