Designed to look like a lariat, but the dangling gem is wire-wrapped to the asymmetrically-placed open leaf, keeping the leaf and gemstone in place. Simply lovely.
This handcrafted necklace features a faceted aqua chalcedony suspended from a 14k Gold Vermeil open leaf focal.
Sizing: The leaf is 0.75″ long, and the gemstone is 0.5".
Necklace Length: 16" or 18"; all chains all have 2" extender.
Materials: 14k Gold Vermeil over Silver, Semi-Precious Gemstones
Method: Hand Fabrication, Wire Wrapping
What is Gold Vermeil?
You might have seen that the Gold Vermeil option for many of our pieces. But what, exactly is gold vermeil?
Simply put, vermeil (pronounced ver-MAY) jewelry has a thick layer of gold over a sterling silver core.
Similar to the process of gold plating, vermeil requires that sterling silver jewelry be placed in a bath containing fine gold particles, which adhere to the surface using electricity. The use of the term "vermeil" is actually regulated by the FTC. It requires that the quality of gold used must be 10-Karat or higher and have a minimum thickness of 2.5 microns. This allows a much longer wear than gold plated jewelry.
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