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There's something incredibly refreshing about this 14K vermeil over sterling silver pendant. It's the combination of vivid green, orange, purple and rich blue that chrome diopsides, peridots, iolites, citrines and Paraiba apatite provide. White zircons offer scintillating sparkle as well. Comes complete with an 18" cable link chain, equipped with a three-inch extender. 

Pendant Details

  • Metal: 14K vermeil over sterling silver
  • Stone Information:
  • Paraiba Apatite: One oval cut 9 x 7mm and four pear cut 5 x 3mm
  • Peridot: Two marquise cut 6 x 3mm
  • Chrome Diopside: Two oval cut 4 x 3mm and one pear cut 4 x 3mm
  • Citrine: Two oval cut 5 x 3mm and two oval cut 4 x 3mm
  • Iolite: Six round modified-brilliant cut 1.5-2mm
  • White Zircon: Various round modified-brilliant cut 1-1.25mm
  • Setting Type: Prong
  • Approximate Total Weight:
  • Neon Apatite: 2.05ct
  • Peridot: 0.42ct
  • Chrome Diopside: 0.46ct
  • Citrine: 0.57ct
  • Iolite: 0.14ct
  • White Zircon: 0.35ct
  • Measurements:
  • Pendant: 1-1/4"L x 5/8"W x 1/4"H
  • Chain: 18"L + 3" extender
  • Chain Type: Cable Link
  • Clasp: Lobster
  • Country of Origin: India

Please Note: Pendant CAN be removed from the chain.

All weights pertaining to gemstones, including diamonds, are minimum weights. Additionally, please note that many gemstones are treated to enhance their beauty. View Gemstone Enhancements and Special Care Requirements for important information.

GoldoverSilver    Apatite    

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 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.

    Apatite
    The name apatite comes from a Greek word "apatos," meaning deception, which alludes to the mineral's similarity with other more valuable minerals such as olivine, peridot and beryl. It can be transparent to opaque, with color that is typically green but can also be yellow, blue, reddish brown, violet and colorless. This gem exhibits an unusual "partially dissolved" look similar to the look of previously sucked-on hard candy.

    Apatite is widely distributed in all rock types, but is usually just found as small grains or fragments. Large and well-formed crystals, though, can be found in certain contact metamorphic rocks; but with a hardness of 5.0 on the Mohs Scale, the softness of apatite prevents wide distribution in the jewelry market. Apatite occurs generally in rather rough prismatic crystals, the largest being 4 inches long and 1 inch in diameter.

    In most limestone quarries, careful search shows the presence of small prisms of bright green apatite in the limestone. Notable occurrences include Germany, Brazil, Russia, Myanmar (Burma), Sri Lanka (Ceylon), Canada, East Africa, Sweden, Spain and Mexico.