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Colette 9.99ctw Multi Gemstone Leaf Drop Pendant w/ 20.5" Chain

This bejeweled leaf will accentuate your décolleté in style! Crafted in polished, 18K rose gold embraced™ sterling silver, this remarkable leaf pendant shows a cluster of gemstones near the bail. You will find three rondell bead cut 3.5mm iolites, one briolette bead cut 6 x 4mm peridot, one briolette bead cut 11 x 6mm smoky quartz, three rondell bead cut 4mm amethysts and three rondell bead cut 5mm citrines.

You will also find one briolette bead cut 5 x 3mm Swiss blue topaz, six rondell bead cut 4mm blue apatites and three rondell bead cut 4mm garnets.

The total iolite weight is 0.84ct, the total peridot weight is 0.80ct, total quartz weight is 2.30ct, total amethyst weight is 1.05ct, total citrine weight is 1.50ct, total topaz weight is 0.86ct, total apatite weight is 1.56ct and the total garnet weight is 1.08ct (all approximate). The pendant measures 2-1/4"L x 9/16"W and includes a 20-1/2" rolo chain that secures with a spring ring clasp.

Complete the look with the matching earrings 127-219.

Gemstone may vary in color and/or pattern. Please allow for these natural variations.

From Jewelry by Colette "Saint Germain" Collection. Includes a gemstone romance card with purchase. All weights pertaining to gemstones, including diamonds, are minimum weights. Additionally, please note that many gemstones are treated to enhance their beauty. Click here for important information about gemstone enhancements and special care requirements.

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.