This multi-stone cameo necklace showcases a detailed blue magnesite cameo trimmed with .70 ct. t.w. iolites on a strand of black spinel and pyrite beads. Lobster clasp, 18kt yellow gold over sterling silver necklace.
DROP: A dangling or stationary detail which "drops" from a bale, strand or earring backing.
1 1/2 inches
Necklace Drop Width:
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."
POLISHED: A buffed-out finish used to produce a mirror-like shine.
LOBSTER CLASP: named after the pinching style of the hook, this clasp is often shaped like a lobster's claw. Use your finger to work the lever to open the clasp.
HINGED: A bale with a hinge. The hinge allows the pendant to be placed on and taken off a chain easily and without sliding. Ideal for putting pendants on chains that have large clasps.
SPINEL: This rare and durable gemstone, found in a beguiling shade of inky black, catches the eye when set in rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings. Spinel's red glow is also very beautiful in its own right and in ages past it was mistaken for a ruby. Spinel is also found in captivating tones of pink, purple and green.
(Color: Black, Shape & Cutting Style: Round Faceted Bead
FACETED BEAD: A stone with a drilled hole and a faceted surface. Strung together to decorate bracelets, necklaces, and earrings.
, Size: 3 mm)
PYRITE: With its gorgeous, golden metallic luster and pale brass-yellow tone, this fiery mineral -- which actually creates sparks when struck against steel -- earned the nickname "fool's gold". Often used in marcasite jewelry by the Victorians, glittering pyrite set in silver is still wildly popular today.
(Color: Metallic Gold, Quantity: 6, Shape & Cutting Style: Round Faceted Bead, Size: 3 mm)
IOLITE: Ranging in shades from light blue to violet blue to deep rich blue, the iolite mesmerizes with its ability to change colors when viewed from different angles. Long ago, Vikings relied on this unique gemstone to help guide them at sea.
(Color: Violet, Quantity: 20, Shape & Cutting Style: Round, Weight: 0.70 ct. t.w., Size: 2 mm)
Magnesite (Color: Blue, Quantity: 1, Shape & Cutting Style: Oval
OVAL: An elliptical shape that resembles an egg.
CAMEO: A low relief carving where the carving is above the background layer. Usually carved in shell or stone to portray the profile of a woman.
Size: 20X15 mm)
I have purchased many beautiful pieces of jewelry from Ross Simons. I have always been happy with each purchase. The beautiful necklace (I am wearing it, even as I am writing) I recently bought is a real standout. Thank You, Ross Simons, for providing such beautiful jewelry to us jewelry fans!
truttslikesit | Santa Barbara, CA | November 6, 2013