Portofino Gold Embraced™ Byzantine Anklet

Put a little shimmer in your step with this gleaming strand of fine Italian craftsmanship! This glamorous and gorgeous anklet offers Riviera elegance in pure 18K gold over sterling silver for a rich, radiant finish everywhere you look. There's even enough space near the secure lobster clasp to add your favorite charm to this already magnificent piece.

Crafted from your choice of 18K rose or yellow gold embraced over sterling silver, the anklet showcases a hammered finish Byzantine chain that secures with a lobster clasp. Available in 9"L, 10"L or 11"L, this anklet measures 3/16"W. Cherish your sunny style today!

Complete the look with the matching anklet 125-453.

Byzantine Era, the History Behind the Design:
The Byzantine jewelry style is inspired by the Byzantine era (324 to 610AD). During this time, the first Roman Caesar converted to Christianity and local art and culture abounded in his honor. This distinctive style of intricately woven links is the result of the amalgamation of design elements from neighboring countries, including Greece, Egypt, and Jerusalem. The result is a distinctive look that showcases the intrinsic shine and malleability of gold.

Part of the Portofino Collection. Made in Italy.

Vermeil Plating:
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:

  • Remove jewelry before bathing, swimming, washing hands, putting on make-up, lotions, perfumes, and/or working with household chemicals, cleaners, or acidic liquids.
  • Do not clean plated jewelry in an ultrasonic cleaner or in silver cleaning solutions, as it could completely remove the plating finish from your item.
  • Ensure your jewelry item is thoroughly dry before storing. Moisture in an enclosed space can increase tarnishing.
  • Store your plated jewelry in a jewelry box lined with felt or anti-tarnish material. Items should not be stacked as this may cause damage to the plating surface.
  • Do not use excessive pressure when cleaning with a polishing cloth or soft brush, as this may cause damage to the plating.
  • Over time your plated items will need to be re-plated. Contact your local jeweler for information on plating services.