Italian Two-Tone Sterling Silver Brushed Oval Bead Necklace
The allure of pure gold is the inspiration for this finely crafted, artfully composed necklace. Using exacting goldsmithing techniques, artisans in Vicenza, Italy apply highly polished or satiny, brushed finishes to the large beads. Lobster clasp, 18kt yellow gold over sterling silver and gunmetal-finished sterling silver necklace.
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
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 and referred to as "vermeil," or "gold over sterling."
Silver and 18kt 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.
BRUSHED: A low-luster finish with a very fine texture that looks as if it were applied with a wire brush.
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.
All weights and measures are approximate.
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