large gray baroque cultured freshwater pearl • gray cultured freshwater pearls • 14kt gold vermeil starfish • 14kt gold filled chain • can be worn several ways
Ways to wear:
1.) As is -- as one long necklace. Length 34in.
2.) Pearl chain can be unclasped from the 14kt gold chain to be worn as a bracelet. (Bracelet length: 7.5in.)
3.) Large baroque pearl & starfish pendant can be unclasped from necklace to be worn on a different necklace or chain.
4.) 14kt gold chain can be worn with pendant with the pearl chain unclasped from the necklace to be worn as a bracelet. (Gold chain length: 26.5)
Cultured freshwater pearls are produced my mussels and are commonly found in lakes and rivers in China. Originally, freshwater pearls were found to be more irregular in shape and less lustrous, however, due to advances in technology, the quality of freshwater pearls has improved remarkably in their range in color, shape, luster, and quality. Today's freshwater pearls are sometimes likened to Akoya pearls, which are expensive saltwater pearls. Freshwater pearls come in various shapes, sizes, and colors. The most common colors are whites and pastel shades of pink, champagne, orange, and gray.
To learn more about cultured freshwater pearls, please visit All About Pearls!
Gold filled jewelry is tarnish-resistant and can be worn all the time. It serves as a cost effective alternative to pure gold jewelry without sacrificing quality and durability. 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. Gold filled jewelry can be 10kt, 14kt, 18kt, 22kt, and 24kt. 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. Compared to gold plating or vermeil, gold filled jewelry contains 100% more gold, it is generally safe for wearers with allergies to common metals, and it is tarnish resistant. Gold is generally a soft metal; therefore, it should be worn with care to avoid bending, dents, and scratches.