All things bejeweled were all the rage during the Renaissance–and doublets played a starring role. With their big-gem look, these layered pairings are now enjoying a renaissance of their own. Here, three doublets of vibrant pink, lavender and purple glass over mother-of-pearl are set on a curb-link chain with concealed clasp closure. 18kt rose gold over sterling silver necklace.
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.
CONCEALED: A clasp that is hidden within the design of the piece, so as to not interrupt the flow of the appearance.
Mother of Pearl
MOTHER-OF-PEARL: Glowing with an iridescent beauty, mother-of-pearl has been showcased in jewelry designs for thousands of years. As mother-of-pearl is a natural substance, it may vary in appearance, and its distinctive shimmer lends a quiet elegance to fine jewelry.
(Color: White, Quantity: 3, Shape & Cutting Style: Round, Size: 14 mm)
GLASS: A delicate, translucent to transparent noncrystalline material made by fusing sand with other materials , such as soda and lime, and then cooling it quickly. Glass is used in anything from windows to drinkware. In jewelry, glass is used for ornamentation, to make doublets, and to simulate gemstones.
(Color: Multicolored, Quantity: 3, Shape & Cutting Style: Round Cabochon,
CABOCHON: A style of cutting gemstones to achieve a smooth, domed surface with an absence of facets.
Size: 14 mm)