Passport Full of Stamps Necklace in Gold
14kt gold vermeil compass • 14kt gold filled chain
Length: 18in + 1.5in extension chain
Compasses have always been a symbol that I hold close to my heart. As a sailor, the compass is an icon of safety and comfort in finding direction. As a traveler, it is a symbol representing the quest for new destinations or to guide you home. Personally, I believe that we each have our own internal compasses. It’s that gut feeling that you might feel when making an important decision or when faced with a choice. Like most things, the ability to recognize our gut instincts and to pursue them with confidence requires intraspection, mindfulness, and practice. To me, the compass is a reminder that if I love and trust myself, I will always be pointed in the right direction. While the compass historically helped seafarers navigate stormy seas or helped travelers discover new lands to call home, if you follow your own internal compass of self-love, you will always find home.
Why gold filled?
With proper care, 14kt gold filled jewelry can last a lifetime. It serves as a cost effective alternative to pure gold jewelry without sacrificing quality and durability. Gold filled jewelry contains 100% more gold than gold plated jewelry, it is generally safe for wearers with sensitivities to common metals, and it is tarnish resistant.
What is gold filled jewelry?
Despite its name, gold filled jewelry refers to a process in which a layer of karat gold is heat- and pressure- bonded to a layer of base metal. This process keeps the metal tarnish resistant because it completely covers the surface of the base metal. It looks like solid gold since its outermost layer is actually gold, however, it is a harder, more durable, and less expensive option than solid gold.
Please note that metals can tarnish over time when exposed to chemicals such as water, hair spray, perfume and lotions. Gold is generally a soft metal; therefore, it should be worn with care to avoid bending, dents, and scratches.
How to care for your jewelry:
- Store your jewelry in a small plastic bag when you are not wearing it to protect it from chemicals from the environment & moisture.
- Avoid water, perfume, hair spray, and lotions while wearing your jewelry
- While 14kt gold filled jewelry will not tarnish quickly, it may get dirty. The oils from your skin and particles from your environment may transfer to the metal, causing it to lose its brightness. Therefore, you may need to clean your 14kt gold filled jewelry. You can do this using a soft jewelry brush and a solution of water and unscented dish soap. Gently clean your jewelry, rinse well, pat dry, and let it air dry. Make sure your jewelry is completely dry before putting it away.