druzy • 14kt gold filled chain
Druzy refers to the shimmering effect caused by the creation of tiny crystals over a particular stone. It can occur on many different stones which is why it can occur in many different colors. The beautiful glimmering effect gives druzy its unique and expensive look. Druzy is believed to purify and amplify the body and its natural healing properties. This stone can be found nearly anywhere where water can collect and evaporate on rock; the process that creates the microcrystalline complex. The value of druzy can depend upon the mineral it grows upon, which is often made distinct through its coloring.
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.