Italian 8-14mm Cultured Pearl Bib Necklace in 18kt Gold Over Sterling. 18"
Not your average pearls. Filling the neckline with lustrous 8-14mm cultured freshwater pearls, this Italian bib necklace is absolutely transformative. Links and beads of 18kt yellow gold over sterling silver draw out the radiance of each pearl. On a rolo chain with a 2" extender and a lobster clasp. Drop is 4" at longest. White pearl bib necklace.
Product Details (for Italian 8-14mm Cultured Pearl Bib Necklace in 18kt Gold Over Sterling. 18")
DROP: A dangling or stationary detail which "drops" from a bale, strand or earring backing.
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: 24, Shape & Cutting Style: Semi-baroque
SEMI-BAROQUE: A pearl with a slightly irregular shape.
, Size: 8 mm)
Cultured Freshwater Pearl (Color: White, Quantity: 43, Shape & Cutting Style: Oval
OVAL: An elliptical shape that resembles an egg.
, Size: 9.5-10 mm)