This round charm pendant brings a hint of whimsy and iconic symbolism to your look. Crafted from gold embraced sterling silver, this pendant is offered in your choice of a Star of David, hamsa, cross or evil-eye design. Each pendant is studded with various simulated diamonds and a single bail. Also included is an 18" cable chain that secures with a spring ring clasp.
Choose from one of the following:
The Star of David design features 44 round single cut 1.1mm and 30 round single cut simulated diamonds in prong settings. The total diamond equivalent weight for the Star of David design is approximately 0.44ct. It measures 1"L x 11/16"W x1/16"H.
The hamsa design features 30 round single cut 1.1mm simulated diamonds in prong settings and one round 1.4mm simulated diamond in a bezel setting. The total diamond equivalent weight for the hamsa design is approximately 0.33ct. It measures 7/8"L x 5/8"W x 1/16"H.
The cross features 40 round single cut 1.1mm and one round single cut 1.4mm simulated diamonds in pave settings. The total diamond equivalent weight for the cross design is approximately 0.43ct. It measures 13/16"L x 13/16"W.
The eye design features 44 round single cut 1.1mm and one round single cut 1.2mm simulated diamonds in pave settings. The total diamond equivalent weight for the eye design is approximately 0.43ct It measures 13/16"L x 13/16"W.
Part of the Sonia Bitton Collection. Includes pouch with purchase. Made in India.
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:
On the Mohs Scale, which measures the hardness of minerals, cubic zirconia is an 8.0 to 8.5. It is important to understand that hardness is not necessarily related to durability. Even though diamond is the hardest mineral (10.0 on the Mohs Scale), it can still be chipped or broken.
The only ways to tell the difference between cubic zirconia and diamond are by use of a thermal probe, by weighing the loose stone or by microscopic examination of surface features and inclusions. Cubic zirconia weighs approximately 65% more than diamond. Therefore, while a 6.25 mm round diamond weighs about 1.00 carat, the same size cubic zirconia weighs about 1.65 carats. If you know the weight of a cubic zirconia, you can figure out the diamond weight equivalent by multiplying the cubic zirconia weight by 0.6, or 60%.
Few natural diamonds on the market today are perfectly cut, and those that are cost much more than the usual diamond. Unleashing the fire, beauty and brilliance of a stone depends on its precise cut. Simulated diamonds are an excellent balance between quality, beauty and price.
Brilliance: The white light leaving a jewel, traveling upward, which is visible to the eye. Brilliance is sometimes referred to as “sparkle.”
Dispersion: Flashes of rainbow colors. Also called “fire.”
Hardness: Resistance to scratching. The higher the number, the more resistant.
Luster: The shininess of a jewel.
Toughness: Resistance to breakage.