An array of color and intricate designs! Crafted in a gold-tone, this v-shaped necklace features a crystal ornamented silver-tone or gold-tone charm on each link. It measures 16"L x 7/16"W with a 4" extender. Completed with a fancy link chain and lobster clasp. A great look for day or night.
This 'V' shaped necklace is styled after a "carcanet," a Renaissance era collar piece that was revived during the Victorian era. Miniature emblems, plated in gold-tone, silver-tone and bronze are set in a palette of regal colored crystal, cabochon cut stones and glass seed pearls. Each is mounted on a bronze finish book chain that has been produced from old dies of the early 1900s. Highly detailed, fascinating and sophisticated. Entirely appropriate, whether you're going to the Renaissance Faire, Scarborough Faire or another day at the office.
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.