8-14mm Howlite and 16mm Simulated Turquoise Bead Necklace in 14kt Yellow Gold
Big, blue beads make a bold statement. On this graduated necklace, one 16mm simulated turquoise bead and eight 8-14mm howlite beads standout at the center of a 14kt yellow gold rope chain. Veined with unique variations, each bead may differ. Springring clasp, blue howlite and simulated turquoise bead necklace.
Product Details (for 8-14mm Howlite and 16mm Simulated Turquoise Bead Necklace in 14kt Yellow Gold. 18")
14KT: Karat (abbreviated kt or K) is a unit that indicates the purity of gold in the metal. 14kt is 58.33% gold. In the United States, 14K 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.
POLISHED: A buffed-out finish used to produce a mirror-like shine.
ROPE: Chain links that are twisted or looped together in a pattern that creates a look similar to that of a rope.
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.
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: 1, Shape & Cutting Style: Round Bead, Size: 16 mm)
HOWLITE: Naturally white with a distinctive marbleized appearance, howlite lends rings, earrings, necklaces and bracelets a Southwestern flair. This stone, thought to relieve stress and insomnia, is a relatively recent discovery from the late 1800's.
(Color: Blue, Quantity: 2, Shape & Cutting Style: Round Bead, Size: 14 mm)