C. 1950 Vintage Cabochon Amethyst and Turquoise Beaded Necklace in 18kt Yellow Gold
18kt Yellow Gold
Amethyst (Color: Purple, Quantity: 27, Shape & Cutting Style: Oval Cabochon)
Turquoise (Color: Blue, Quantity: 54, Shape & Cutting Style: Round Cabochon)
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.
AMETHYST: A natural variety of quartz, amethyst ranges in color from deep purple to pale lavender, and even to warm greens. Amethyst has been used during meditation to provide a sense of spiritual balance. Amethyst is the birthstone of February.
OVAL: An elliptical shape that resembles an egg.
CABOCHON: A style of cutting gemstones to achieve a smooth, domed surface with an absence of facets.
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.
All weights and measures are approximate. Most gemstones have been treated to enhance their natural beauty.
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