Sweet Romance "British Regalia" Beaded Cross Necklace

Decorate your neckline with eye-catching detail! Created in a your choice of a modern gold-tone or silver-tone, this necklace features beaded chains with a glass beaded cross pendant. A wonderful piece for any day of the week. You'll also find a 3-1/4"L extender for the perfect fit. The necklace measures 17"L (gold-tone) or 18"L (silver-tone) with a lobster clasp.

Background Story
The Duchess of Burgundy cross is based on jewels in the costly trousseau of Margaret Plantagenet for her marriage to Charles, Duke of Burgundy. Available in cabochon cut 'hardstones' of red, green, and black. Engraved link chain slips through hidden bail and is stationed in jet stones and scarlet matrix beads.

Part of the Sweet Romance Collection. Made in the United States.

California residents only: “Proposition 65” WARNING

Created or simulated gemstones:

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.