Italian Smoky Quartz and Simulated Turquoise Bead Bib Necklace in 18kt Gold Over Sterling. 18"
Daring, yet playful, this beaded bib necklace is a true attention-grabber. An 18kt yellow gold over sterling silver chain dangles simulated turquoise and 110.00 ct. t.w. smoky quartz beads. Includes a 2" extender. Made in Italy. Lobster clasp, simulated turquoise and smoky quartz bib necklace.
Product Details (for Italian Smoky Quartz and Simulated Turquoise Bead Bib Necklace in 18kt Gold Over Sterling. 18")
3/8-1 3/4 inches
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.
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.
QUARTZ: From the icy shimmer of rock crystal quartz to the delicate pink of rose quartz to the moody hues of smoky quartz, this gemstone offers something for everyone. Quartz, found in endless colors and varieties, is a popular choice for bracelets, necklaces, rings and earrings.
(Color: Smoky, Quantity: 11, Shape & Cutting Style: Round Faceted Bead
FACETED BEAD: A stone with a drilled hole and a faceted surface. Strung together to decorate bracelets, necklaces, and earrings.
, Weight: 20.00 ct. t.w., Size: 6-10 mm)
Quartz (Color: Smoky, Quantity: 2, Shape & Cutting Style: Octagon
OCTAGON: A symmetrical shape with eight equal sides.
Faceted Bead, Weight: 30.00 ct. t.w., Size: 8x3 mm)
Quartz (Color: Smoky, Quantity: 2, Shape & Cutting Style: Oval
OVAL: An elliptical shape that resembles an egg.
Bead, Weight: 35.00 ct. t.w., Size: 20x15 mm)
Quartz (Color: Smoky, Quantity: 1, Shape & Cutting Style: Pear
PEAR: Similar to the outline of a pear fruit, this is a round shape that comes to a point on one side.
Faceted Bead, Weight: 25.00 carats, Size: 20x15 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: 16, Shape & Cutting Style: Round Bead, Size: 6-14 mm)