A must-have piece that transforms from a necklace into a pin! Created in your choice of rose-tone, silver-tone or gold-tone this necklace features one round cabochon 16mm light gray glass stone in a prong setting. Surrounding this centerpiece are beautiful camellia flower petals. You'll also find one round brilliant 2.5mm smoky crystal on the extender piece.
A favorite flower is the camellia. It is dramatic, retro-y and tenderly sentimental. The camellia blossom on this necklace is made from old American metal dies. There are several layers of petals that are hand formed to resemble the petals as they form in nature. A luminous gray glass pearl is nestled into a double prong setting in the middle of the flower. Worn on the light weight black chain, it brings drama to your neckline. Slip it off the chain to wear as a pin, to hold a scarf or other accent.
Part of the Sweet Romance Collection.
How are created or simulated gemstones different from natural gemstones? Natural gems are created by the forces of nature and must be discovered, usually by digging in the ground or sifting through a riverbed. When these stones are created in a laboratory, they are called created, simulated or synthetic gemstones.
The purpose of creating gemstones in a laboratory isn’t necessarily to reduce the cost, but also to produce larger, more perfectly consistent stones. Created or simulated gems can be made of any material. Synthetic gems, however, share virtually all chemical, optical and physical characteristics of their natural mineral counterparts.
Austrian crystals: These are known for their excellent reflective quality and prismatic brilliance. This man-made crystal is created using natural minerals and quartz sand, which are then heated and slowly cooled using a process similar to that of creating hand-blown glass. This process creates an end product that can be fashioned into a beautiful crystal.
A special machine is used to create a highly faceted crystal. The crystals are cut in various directions, which allows for excellent light refraction, exceptional brilliance and unsurpassed color quality at an affordable price.
Today Swarovski® is one of the largest suppliers of high-end crystals. In the late 1800s, Daniel Swarovski invented a machine to cut crystal with extreme precision. He patented his technique and to this day, only select Swarovski family members and employees have unrestricted access to the production facility that creates these crystals. They are used to decorate everything from stilettos and sculptures, to chandeliers, jewelry and clothing.