Tiny Madeira citrine are wrapped in gold wire to create small diamond shapes. Spaced along a delicate oxidized silver chain. I love the hint of gold peeking through. This is a unique, totally fabulous everyday necklace. Necklace measures 16 1/2″ – 18″ with lobster clasp and adjustable length chain closure. Sterling silver and 14k gold fill.
About Madeira Citrine: Named for its color’s resemblance to Madeira wines. Madeira Citrine is generally more valuable than the lighter yellow Citrines. Citrine is a variety of quartz whose color ranges from pale yellow to brown. Citrine has a long history including being mentioned in the old testament as one of the breastplate stones and served as a protective talisman for medieval Celts and Scots. But it was really Queen Victoria (r. 1837-1901) and her love of all things Scottish, who instigated the fashion for citrine jewelry.
About 14k gold fill: 14K gold-filled wire is a professional jewelers grade wire. Gold-filled wire is not plated. It is a tube of solid 14K gold mechanically bonded to a brass or silver base. There is 100 times more gold in gold filled than in gold plate wire. This layer of gold must be a minimum of 1/20th of the total metal weight to be called gold filled. The color looks exactly like 14k gold. It is tarnish-resistant, safe for sensitive skin, and unlike gold plate, it will not wear off. It is a great way to enjoy affordable gold jewelry.
Handcrafted by Sarah DeAngelo in Lakewood, Colorado.
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