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Dallas Prince Sterling Silver Amethyst Cabochon & Multi Gemstone Enhancer Pendant w/ 20" Chain

Center your style around brilliant sparkling color! Crafted in polished rhodium over sterling silver, this captivating enhancer pendant showcases one large amethyst cabochon at the center surrounded by radiating halos of round, oval and pear cut gemstones. The enhancer bail hosts three blue topaz on the front and supports the 20" chain.

Details

  • Metal: Rhodium over sterling silver
  • Stone Information:
    Amethyst: One oval 23 x 18mm cabochon
    Blue Zircon: 12 round brilliant cut 5mm
    Blue Topaz: Two oval cut 6 x 4mm and one oval cut 8 x 6mm
    Peridot: 20 pear cut 5 x 4mm
    Citrine: Four pear cut 7 x 5mm
    Ruby: One round brilliant cut 2.0mm and various round brilliant cut 1.3mm
  • Setting Type: Prong
  • Approximate Total Weight:
    Blue Zircon: 8.28ct
    Blue Topaz: 3.50ct
    Peridot: 5.40ct
    Citrine: 1.92ct
    Ruby: 1.20ct
  • Measurements:
    Pendant: 3-1/16"L x 2-1/16"W x 5/8"H
    Chain: 20"L x 1/8"W
  • Chain Type: Chain Link
  • Clasp: Lobster
  • Collection: Dallas Prince Designs
  • Country of Origin:
    Pendant: China
    Chain: USA

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.