An affordable luxury that dazzles with fine ornate craftsmanship! Inspired by the stained glass windows found in churches in the Tuscany region of Italy, this pendant has been designed in 18K rose or yellow gold embraced over bronze. It features a medallion circle with fine filigree detailing. The outer rim of the pendant features a polished finish.
From the Dettaglio Jewelry Collection. Made in Italy. The Dettaglio Collection of gold embraced bronze jewelry items addresses the current void of large, Italian style jewelry pieces that were once the embodiment of European style. The pieces in this collection were developed two years ago in Italian factories that formerly produced 18K gold items of the same sizes and shapes.
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: