Product Details (for 18kt Gold Over Sterling Byzantine Bracelet. 7")
18KT: Karat (abbreviated kt or K) is a unit that indicates the purity of gold in the metal. 18kt is 75% gold. In Europe, 18K yellow gold is most favored and used in jewelry.
Gold Over Sterling
STERLING SILVER: Also known as "Standard Silver," sterling silver is silver alloyed with other metals to increase the hardness and durability. Generally, sterling is 92.5% silver and 7.5% other metals. Some sterling silver jewelry is plated with 14kt-18kt gold and referred to as "vermeil," or "gold over sterling."
GOLD OVER STERLING: Sometimes referred to as “vermeil,” this metal is gold-plated sterling silver. It is one of the most desirable gold-plated metals and can come in 14kt-24kt yellow, white, or rose.
POLISHED: A buffed-out finish used to produce a mirror-like shine.
BYZANTINE: A decorative chain that creates a woven texture. The pattern used is intricate and complex, arranging round links from different angles.
SPRINGRING CLASP: Invented in the early 1900s this diminutive device is highly effective. It's a hollow circular metal fastener with a spring opening. This keeps the clasp closed.
All weights and measures are approximate.
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