A play of different textures creates stunning style! This lovely necklace features cord strands in your choice of royal, tan, chocolate, black, charcoal, berry, emerald green or turquoise. High-polish gold embraced precious metal snakes around the strands for a bold style statement. A striking design for a great price!
Complete the look with the matching earrings 128-226.
History of the Necklace
Necklaces have been worn by both men and women throughout history and, in many cultures, were often used as a mark of distinction. Richly ornamented necklaces were a major part of dress for the ancient Egyptians. The Greeks and Romans wore necklaces made from gold thickly set with gems. Necklaces have been used to indicate royalty or social class; and in various historical stories, the necklace has been a subject of much desire and significance.
Part of the Portofino Collection. Made in Italy. Please note: The cord is 17" wearable due to the twisted metal design.
Pronounced "vermay," vermeil is an electroplating process in which 14K gold or higher is coated over sterling silver. Officially designated by the jewelry industry, items may only be sold as vermeil if they have a minimum thickness of 100 millionths of an inch (2.5 microns) of gold over the silver. Regular gold plating is less than 2.5 microns.
The "vermeil" technique of plating sterling silver with gold originated in France in the 1750s. It differs from "gold filled" or "gold plated" in terms of the thickness or thinness of the microns over sterling silver. "Gold filled" pieces have a much thicker layer, between 15 and 45 microns, which is mechanically bonded to the base metal with heat and pressure. Vermeil is a more expensive version of "gold plated". It does not wear off as quickly as gold plating does. However, over time, vermeil wears off and therefore will require re-plating.
Gold/Platinum Embraced Silver or Bronze:
Our platinum and gold embraced collections feature layers of platinum or gold over sterling silver or bronze for a lustrous, radiant finish everywhere you look and touch.
To care for your plated jewelry items: