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.
JADE: Available in many nuances of green, plus black, red, brown and white, jade has been treasured for its beauty and strength since prehistoric times. Prized above all other gemstones in ancient China, jade jewelry continues to captivate with a Far East mystique.
(Color: White, Shape & Cutting Style: Bead, Size: 6-10 mm)
Lovely white jade matches many things in my closet. Great length. First time I had it on received 2 compliments. Gave it four stars only because the clasp is hard to open as there is not a lot of room between it and the necklace - not much space for your fingers to open the clasp. If the chain was a few links longer, it would be helpful.