This slice of chrysoprase, in a gorgeous mint color, is suspended within a handmade wavy hoop. The oxidized sterling silver reflects the dark spots within the chrysoprase, and the black metal makes a wonderful contrast with 14kt gold-filled wire and chain. The mixed metal look is fresh and modern. The chain is 17” plus an additional 2” extender. There is a tiny grandidierite bead as an accent at the end of the extender chain. The hook clasp is handmade.
What does gold-filled mean?
Gold-filled components start with a base metal core and have a (usually 14kt) real gold coating, bonded to the core with heat and pressure. The component must be at least 5% gold by weight. This is NOT the same as gold plating. Unlike plated gold, gold-filled items are likely to last a lifetime and the gold will not wear off.
*Please note, this necklace is shown on a mini-bust – the bust is not life-size.