This necklace casts a cool, icy blue in a fun silhouette. A 5.75 carat round blue topaz is stationed on a strand of blue topaz beads totaling 17.00 carats. Includes a 2" extender and a springring clasp. 18kt yellow 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.
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.
TOPAZ: Available in a stunning selection of shades, the topaz's sky blue hue is one of the most popular colors for jewelry designs. Once thought to offer protection, today topaz is favored for its durability and affordability. Yellow topaz is the birthstone for November while blue topaz is for December.
(Color: Blue, Quantity: 1, Shape & Cutting Style: Round Checkerboard,
CHECKERBOARD: A technique that creates a contrast of dark and light when light hits the pattern of square or diamond-shaped facets.
Weight: 5.75 carats, Size: 10 mm)
Topaz (Color: Blue, Quantity: 85, 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.
, Weight: 17.00 ct. t.w., Size: 2.5-3 mm)
I love this necklace. I got the blue topaz. I expected the adjustable part of the necklace to be a piece of chain. Instead, there is a jump ring 2 inches from the end of the beads that hardly disrupts the design. The workmanship is good and the stones are a pretty color and catch the light nicely. I am very pleased!