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Gems en Vogue Paris 5.02ctw Multi Gemstone Scarab Beetle Pendant
Egyptian-inspired design! This pendant features a scarab beetle shape with open wings. Gemstones decorate the body and top of the wings of the design. The pendant hangs on a strand of white potato shaped freshwater cultured pearls. A unique addition to your collection!

Scarabs as a form of art gained popularity in Ancient Egypt and remained popular through the pharaonic period and still used today. They were originally primarily fashioned into amulets, but were also inscribed for personal seals and often incorporated into jewelry. They were generally carved from various stones and often featured blue or green colored glazes. The original pieces survive in large numbers and are an important source of information for archaeologists and historians of the ancient world. A protective symbol that's evolved into a stylish jewelry design, revel in the historical context of this piece!

Details
  • Metal: 18K yellow gold embraced™ sterling silver and palladium
  • Stone Information:
    One oval 10 x 8mm topaz
    Six oval 4.5 x 3.5mm emeralds
    One round brilliant cut 3mm ruby
    Two round brilliant cut 1.5mm zircon
    Various potato full-drilled cultured freshwater pearl beads
  • Setting Type:
    Topaz and Emerald: Prong
    Ruby and Zircon: Bezel
    Beads: Strung
  • Approximate Total Weight:
    Topaz: 3.35ct
    Emerald: 1.5ct
    Ruby: 0.13ct
    Zircon: 0.04ct
  • Measurements:
    Pendant: 1-1/4”L x 2-3/8”W x 1/4”H
    Chain: 20”L Strand of beads
  • Clasp: Lobster
  • Collection: Gems en Vogue
  • Country of Origin: China

Warranty: One-year vendor warranty from the date of purchase. Includes a gemstone romance card with purchase. 1-800-268-7962.

Pendant can be removed.

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.

Vermeil Plating:
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:

  • Remove jewelry before bathing, swimming, washing hands, putting on make-up, lotions, perfumes, and/or working with household chemicals, cleaners, or acidic liquids.
  • Do not clean plated jewelry in an ultrasonic cleaner or in silver cleaning solutions, as it could completely remove the plating finish from your item.
  • Ensure your jewelry item is thoroughly dry before storing. Moisture in an enclosed space can increase tarnishing.
  • Store your plated jewelry in a jewelry box lined with felt or anti-tarnish material. Items should not be stacked as this may cause damage to the plating surface.
  • Do not use excessive pressure when cleaning with a polishing cloth or soft brush, as this may cause damage to the plating.
  • Over time your plated items will need to be re-plated. Contact your local jeweler for information on plating services.

    Palladium:
    A selection of our jewelry is made of sterling palladium alloy. Palladium is a member of the platinum group of precious metals. By replacing a portion of the copper content used in standard sterling silver with palladium, this proprietary formula renders a precious metal with superior performance attributes. Sterling palladium is five times more tarnish-resistant than standard sterling silver and has strength similar to that of 14K gold.

    Palladium has been used as a precious metal in jewelry since 1939, originally as an alternative to platinum for making white gold. Its naturally white color requires no rhodium plating. Additionally, palladium is proportionally much lighter than platinum and is ideal for use in heavier gemstone jewelry. It is a more expensive alloy than nickel, but it seldom causes the allergic reactions that nickel alloy can.

    To care for your plated jewelry items:

  • Remove jewelry before bathing, swimming, washing hands, putting on make-up, lotions, perfumes, and/or working with household chemicals, cleaners, or acidic liquids.
  • Do not clean plated jewelry in an ultrasonic cleaner or in silver cleaning solutions, as it could completely remove the plating finish from your item.
  • Ensure your jewelry item is thoroughly dry before storing. Moisture in an enclosed space can increase tarnishing.
  • Store your plated jewelry in a jewelry box lined with felt or anti-tarnish material. Items should not be stacked as this may cause damage to the plating surface.
  • Do not use excessive pressure when cleaning with a polishing cloth or soft brush, as this may cause damage to the plating.
  • Over time your plated items will need to be re-plated. Contact your local jeweler for information on plating services.