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Let a loved one know they have the key to your heart by giving them this stunning skeleton key pendant. Crafted of gorgeous 14K gold, it has a polished and hammered finish that catches the light just right from every angle. Hang it on the chain of your choice to wear it proudly on the neckline, fittingly close to the heart. 

Pendant Details

  • Metal: 14K yellow gold
  • Approximate Total Weight: 5 grams
  • Measurements: 1-5/8"L x 9/16"W x 3/16"H
  • Collection: TORRINI 1369
  • Country of Origin: Italy
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Yellow Gold
By far the most common color of gold used in jewelry, yellow gold is gold in its natural shade. Yellow gold is usually alloyed with copper and silver to increase the strength of the metal. How yellow the metal is depends upon the content of gold. A 14-karat piece of jewelry will have a brighter yellow hue than a 10-karat piece. Likewise, an 18-karat piece of jewelry will have a deeper yellow than 14-karat gold, and so on.

Gold Karat
Gold's softness and malleability make it a wonderful metal to work with when creating virtually any design in jewelry. But this softness can be a drawback as well. To make it stronger and more durable, gold is usually alloyed, or mixed, with other metals such as copper or silver. The higher a metal's percentage of gold content, the softer and more yellow the jewelry piece. The karat weight system used to measure gold in a piece is the same for all hues, including white and yellow gold.

The word “carat” is Arabic, meaning “bean seed.” This is because historically seeds were used to measure weights of gold and precious stones. In the United States, “karat” with a “k” is used to measure gold's purity, while “carat” with a “c” is used in measuring a gemstone's size. The karat mark of gold represents the percentage of pure gold to alloy.

  • 24K is pure gold or 100% gold
  • 21K is 21/24ths gold content or 87.5% gold: In the United States, jewelry with this karatage or higher is rare. It is far more common in Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia.
  • 18K is 18/24ths gold content or 75% gold: This karatage is a popular high-end choice in the United States, Europe and other regions. Its popularity is spreading throughout North America.
  • 14K is 14/24ths gold content or 58.5% gold: This is the most common gold karatage in the United States because of its fine balance between gold content, durability and affordability.
  • 10K is 10/24ths gold content or 41.7% gold: This karatage is gaining popularity for its affordability and durability. Commonly used in everyday-wear jewelry such as rings, 10K gold beautifully withstands wear and tear. It is the lowest gold content that can be legally marked or sold as gold jewelry in the United States.

    In order to determine the karat weight of a specific item, simply look for the quality mark. Jewelry items will bear the stamp of their karatage based upon the United States or European system of marking. The United States system designates pieces by their karats—24K, 18K, 14K, 10K, etc. The European system designates pieces by their percentage of gold content. For instance, 10K gold is marked “417,” denoting 41.7% gold; 14K is marked “585,” denoting 58.5% gold; and 18K is marked “750,” denoting 75% gold; etc.

  • About the Collection
    Rooted in family tradition spanning 25 generations, Torrini 1369 embodies the enduring artistry of handcrafted 14K gold jewelry in Florence, Italy. For nearly 650 years the Torrini family has created elegant jewelry inspired by their beloved Florence and now they are bringing that authentic Italian heritage exclusively to ShopHQ

    Torrini 1369
    Nearly 650 years of handcrafted gold jewelry

    guest's nameAbout the Guest
    Owner of the workshop in Florence, where all Torrini jewels are made, Fabrizio Torrini oversees a family business that has roots dating back to the 1300s. He started in the family business in 1986 after studying at University and since has moved across many different jobs and responsibilities within the company. In the last 10 years, he has focused the all in-house made manufacturing process of combining high quality traditional workmanship with new technology to be able to achieve the highest accuracy and a productive level of product development. His education and experiences have helped him understand the core of their family's ancient business and how to preserve it by offering the best work.