A statement making piece for your iconic style! Crafted from platinum or gold embraced over bronze, this stunning medallion boasts intricate floral textures on a hinged, tubular bail. A soft, velveteen cord and a lobster clasp complete this eye-catching piece. This medallion is of a traditional mangal sutra design. Mangal sutra is worn by married women to symbolize their marriage.
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.
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About the Collection:
Experience the allure of India with Jaipur Jewelry Bazaar, a collection of 18K Gold Embraced™ gemstone jewelry inspired by the rich textures and colors of the East.
Reminiscent of jewelry found in India's beloved bazaars, each Jaipur design features intricate beadwork, ornate filigree, and colorful genuine gemstones for a one-of-a-kind, artisan feel. In addition, each piece is 18K Gold Embraced™ with layers of precious 18K gold over sterling silver or bronze for a rich, lustrous, radiant finish everywhere you look and touch.
Often referred to as the 'Paris of India', Jaipur has become a main metropolitan attraction in India. No trip to Jaipur would be complete without a shopping spree in its bazaars. Jaipur bazaars flourish with an endless variety of jewelry products showcasing the dynamic culture of the region. The vibrant colors, unique finds and vivacious atmosphere make bazaar shopping an electrifying activity unlike any other.
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