The simple sophistication of this piece is sure to leave you smitten! Crafted from platinum, 18K yellow or 18K rose gold over bronze, this lightweight piece flaunts ornate scrollwork and filigree in an elongated, slightly marquise shape. The cut-outs continue on the band for all-around style.
The term filigree is thought to be derived either from the Latin term filum, meaning thread, or from the Spanish term filigrana, meaning to spin. Both make sense as the term filigree refers to the process in which a piece is constructed where threads are fastened together. During this web-like process the gold is built up as opposed to being cut out or chiseled. In ancient times filigree work was a standard jeweler's skill, while today it has become a specialty. Functioning as the foundation for many intriguing gold pieces, filigree delivers an airy intricate appeal common to beadwork and stone settings.
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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:
Platinum can be used as a finish coating over sterling silver or copper alloys. Its bright, pure luster enhances the brilliance of gemstones and does not discolor or oxidize. Platinum plating is also characterized by its good resistance to surface abrasion, making jewelry pieces more durable against everyday and long-term wear. Over time, platinum plating will wear off and therefore will require re-plating.
To care for your plated jewelry items:
About the Collection
Uncover the heritage of one of the world's oldest cultures with Antalia™ - a EVINE Live-exclusive Turkish jewelry collection inspired by the ancient Anatolian civilization.
Thousands of years in the making, the collection is the result of influences drawn from the Anatolian region, a location which has connected cultures for centuries. Recreating the beauty of this bygone era, Antalia offers old-world designs that still speak to us today.
Crafted using techniques developed over centuries, the collection is designed and made in Turkey by a small team of skilled artisans who infuse cultural elements such as meshwork, milgrain, and filigree details into each piece. Crafted from 18K Gold Embraced™ Bronze, Antalia offers the look and feel of solid gold jewelry. In addition, most pieces feature genuine gemstone accents, bestowing added personality and color to your jewelry wardrobe. Highly detailed and sophisticated, the artistry of Antalia evokes a world of ancient beauty.
Travel back in time and discover the rich tradition of Turkish jewelry design and craftsmanship with Antalia.
About the Guest
Jeweler and designer Cem Adiguzel has worked in the industry for nearly a decade and derives inspiration from the deep cultural heritage of Turkey. Residing in two places, Istanbul and New York, he's continually inspired by his surroundings.