Italian 8-11mm Cultured Pearl and Simulated Turquoise Bead Necklace in 18kt Gold Over Sterling. 20"
From Italy, this stunning statement necklace boasts 8-11mm multi-shaped cultured freshwater pearls and 6-12.5mm simulated turquoise beads on an 18kt yellow gold over sterling silver rolo chain. Includes 2" extender. Lobster clasp, simulated turquoise and white pearl necklace.
Product Details (for Italian 8-11mm Cultured Pearl and Simulated Turquoise Bead Necklace in 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.
ROLO: A chain comprised of interlocking circle-links.
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.
Cultured Freshwater Pearl
CULTURED PEARLS: Likened to the moon, pearls have been valued for their luminous glow and natural beauty for thousands of years. Today, high-quality cultured freshwater pearls make pearl jewelry affordable to all. Pearl is the traditional birthstone for the month of June.
(Color: White, Quantity: 6, Shape & Cutting Style: Oval
OVAL: An elliptical shape that resembles an egg.
, Size: 8 mm)
Cultured Freshwater Pearl (Color: White, Quantity: 5, Shape & Cutting Style: Baroque
BAROQUE: is the term used to describe oversized and irregularly-shaped pearls. Baroque pearls add interest and intrigue to classic jewelry styles.
, Size: 10-11 mm)
TURQUOISE: Typically polished and featuring a cabochon cut, turquoise is prized for its depth of color and the visual interest found in veins of matrix stone. Prized as a gemstone for 1000's of years, legend holds that turquoise has protective qualities.
SIMULATED TURQUOISE: A simulated turquoise is an artificial stone made to imitate real turquoise. Known as "faux turquoise," is does not actually hold any of the physical properties of turquoise, as it could be made from acrylic, plastic, or resin. Faux turquoise, typically found in fashion jewelry, is very affordable and can create the same vibrant look for less.
(Color: Blue, Quantity: 5, Shape & Cutting Style: Round Bead, Size: 6 mm)