Italian Murano Glass Bead Torsade Necklace With 18kt Gold Over Sterling. 20"
Item#: 868656 NEW!
Bead by bead, our handcrafted torsade necklace has been crafted by master glassmakers in legendary Murano, Italy. Twisted strands of Murano glass beads in red, purple and gold are an inspired color pallet for any season and any occasion. Finishes with an 18kt yellow gold over sterling silver springring clasp. Glass bead torsade necklace.
Product Details (for Italian Murano Glass Bead Torsade Necklace With 18kt Gold Over Sterling. 20")
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.
YELLOW GOLD: Gold is a precious metal with a natural yellow color. It is quite soft and often alloyed with other metals to increase its strength. The purity of the metal is indicated by a unit called a "karat," with 24kt having the highest percentage of natural gold.
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.
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: Metallic Gold, Shape & Cutting Style: Cylinder
CYLINDER: An elongated, rounded tube shape which often comes in the form of a bead.
Bead, Size: 2.5X2 mm)