An Olive Branch Necklace
lemon quartz • 14kt vermeil
Lemon Quartz also called green gold or Oro Verde Quartz, Lemon Quartz is formed by heating Amethyst, yellow quartz and iron together at high temperatures. This heating process allows for the brilliant yellow color that characterizes Lemon Quartz. The Amethyst and yellow quartz mined to create lemon quartz primarily come from Brazil, while some have also been found in Arizona. Quartz is believed to help with the amplification and structuring of thoughts. Since the color yellow is often connected with clarity, communication, and happiness, Lemon Quartz can also be associated with these qualities. Lemon Quartz is also used in meditation to aid with concentration and focus, while also filtering distractions and reducing anxiety.
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.