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Elegant Golden Crystal Necklace


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An elegant necklace for holiday parties, this sophisticated necklace is made of Austrian crystal briolites and bicones in a shimmering golden color. Scroll-shaped hook clasp is vermeil and other findings are gold filled.

Color(s): Golden shadow crystal
Size: 16.5"
Number Available: 2
Price: $69.00
Item #: D1106004

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Austrian Crystal: Leaded crystal that is usually faceted. Generally heavier than other glass beads and often treated with a special finish which results in a "rainbow" when lit from certain directions. The faceting on leaded crystal beads is crisper than on typical cut glass beads, resulting in more sparkle.

Vermeil: Vermeil refers to gold that has been plated over silver. Typically, the layer of gold plated in vermeil is thicker than in other gold plating applications.

Gold Filled: Gold fill consists of a sheet of gold over (and sometimes under as well) a base of another metal, usually brass, copper or steel. The bonding may use a brazing paste or fusion welding to join the metal sandwich into sheet or wire forms. The piece is then rolled or drawn into the final shape. The gold layer may be any karat (14k, 18k, etc.) and should be indicated on the finished item. Filled items typically have a thicker--and therfore more durable--layer of fine metal than plated items.

With multi-stone or multi-metal items, always use the least agressive method recommended to keep your jewelry looking beautiful:

Vermeil: Although vermeil plating is usually thicker than traditional gold-plated metals, vermeil should still be cleaned like other plated objects. It should not be chemically cleaned or rubbed agressively, because the plating can be removed with agressive treatment. The recommended cleaning method of vermeil is to use a soft, untreated cloth, preferably one that is designed for jewerly cleaning. Do not use a treated cloth, such as a rouge cloth, as the chemical treatment can remove the plating.

Gold Filled: Although gold-filled coating is thicker than traditional gold-plated metals, gold-filled jewelry should still be cleaned as if it were a plated object. It should not be chemically cleaned or rubbed agressively, because the layer of gold can be removed with agressive treatment. Recommended cleaning of gold-filled jewelry is to use a soft, untreated cloth, preferably one that is designed for jewerly cleaning. Do not use a treated cloth, such as a rouge cloth, as the chemical treatment can remove the gold outer layer.