Gem Insider® Sterling Silver 2.18ctw Multi Gem Pendant w/ 18" Three-Strand Cord

Slide along this beguiling design for a radiant update of any outfit. This unique necklace features an elongated cylinder shaped slide pendant with cutout scroll work. Displayed on the setting as the main stone is a sparkling gemstone in your choice of charoite, amazonite or lapis. Dispersed on the setting are lima quartz, white topaz, peridot, marquise blue topaz and citrines for a dazzling style. You can add this pendant to your favorite omega necklace or chain for a look all your own! or wear it as is on the included multi strand leatherette cord.

  • Choices:
  • Metal: Sterling Silver
  • Stone Information:
    Stabilized Charoite, Amazonite or Lapis: One pear shaped 12 x 8mm cabochon
    White Topaz: Two round cut 2mm
    Lima Quartz: Two oval cut 6 x 4mm
    Peridot: Two marquise cut 4mm
    Citrine: two round cut 4mm
  • Setting Type: Adhesive and Prong
  • Approximate Total Weight:
    Lima Quartz: 0.76ct
    Topaz: 0.52ct
    Peridot: 0.48ct
    Citrine: 0.42ct
  • Measurements:
    Pendant: 11/16"L x 13/16"W x 1/2"H
    Cord: 18"L x 1/4"W + 3" extender
  • Chain Type: Multi leatherette cords
  • Clasp: Lobster
  • Collection: Gem Insider®
  • Country of Origin: Thailand

Pendant comes packaged in plastic poly bag with anti tarnish strip. Pendant can be removed from chain.

All weights pertaining to gemstones, including diamonds, are minimum weights. Gemstones may vary in color and/or pattern. Please allow for these natural variations. 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.

Sterling Silver

Sterling silver, also called fine silver, is a beautifully lustrous cool-toned precious metal favored in fine jewelry among other products. The most reflective of all metals (excluding mercury), sterling silver looks stunning by itself and brings out the best hues in an array of colorful gemstones.

Sterling silver can be polished to a higher sheen than platinum. In fact, Ag, the chemical symbol for silver, comes from a word that means “white and shining.” The surface of silver can boast that shiny, polished appearance, or can be brushed, satin, matte, sandblasted, antiqued or oxidized (chemically blackened).

In order to be called sterling silver, a metal must be made up of a minimum of 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% alloy (meaning other metals), including but not limited to copper and nickel. The alloy is added to pure silver to make the metal more durable, tougher and harder. Sterling silver is designated a fineness of “925.” Pieces with sterling silver may be marked “sterling.”

Finishes on Sterling Silver
Finishing, or plating, is a common treatment with sterling silver. Popular types of plating are rhodium plating, gold plating and anti-tarnish plating. Plating is used to extend the life and sheen of the jewelry. After sizing or buffing a piece of jewelry with a machine, it must be re-plated to restore the finish.

  • Rhodium Plating: Rhodium plating is a complex and laborious process that enhances the luster and beauty and extends the life of silver. A member of the platinum metal group, rhodium is often used as a finishing touch on silver jewelry. It's a shiny silvery metal with a very white and reflective appearance, much like mercury. It's also very hard, so it withstands much wear and tear, resists natural tarnishing and wonderfully mimics the brilliant finish of freshly polished silver.

    Caring for Sterling Silver
    Sterling silver becomes tarnished as the result of a natural chemical process that occurs when sterling silver is exposed to chemicals in the air, rubber, wool and latex. Humidity also plays a role in accelerating tarnishing. It's easy to keep your sterling silver sparkling, though, by taking a few steps to prevent tarnish and other wear and tear.

  • Avoid exposing sterling silver to direct sunlight and harsh chemicals, including chlorine, ammonia, hair products, perfumes, cosmetics, perspiration and strong jewelry cleaning solutions.
  • Periodically wash sterling silver with mild dish soap and warm water. Rinse well and dry completely with a soft cloth before storing because moisture can cause tarnish.
  • Lightly polish sterling silver frequently with a soft silver-polishing cloth, avoiding abrasive cloths completely.
  • Tarnish is easy to remove when it first forms as a yellowish tint, but becomes more difficult to remove when it becomes brown and black. Remove tarnish with a silver polish cream, avoiding immersing pieces with gemstones in tarnish-removal solutions.
  • Minimize scratches on sterling silver by storing it in its own compartment in your jewelry box or in a cloth pouch. Sterling silver may also be stored in sealed polyethylene bags.