The Gold Corner 14K Two-tone Gold Diamond Cut Handbag Pendant

Take the weight off your shoulder and place this handbag on your favorite bracelet or necklace. So cute and charming this handbag pendant might not hold all your essentials, but it is filled with sparkling two-tone white and yellow gold diamond cut beads. A circle shaped handle rests at the top of the bag, allowing you to slide this pretty piece onto your favorite chain or charm bracelet.

Details
  • Metal: Rhodium over 14K white and yellow gold
  • Measurements: 1-3/16"L x 1-3/16"W x 5/8"H
  • Collection: The Gold Corner
  • Country of Origin: Italy
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Yellow Gold
By far the most common color of gold used in jewelry, yellow gold is gold in its natural shade. Yellow gold is usually alloyed with copper and silver to increase the strength of the metal. How yellow the metal is depends upon the content of gold. A 14-karat piece of jewelry will have a brighter yellow hue than a 10-karat piece. Likewise, an 18-karat piece of jewelry will have a deeper yellow than 14-karat gold, and so on.

White Gold
Although gold is most often thought of as having a soft, yellow glow, the metal is available in an entire spectrum of different hues. The different colors of gold depend upon with which metals the gold is alloyed, or mixed.

Increasing in popularity in recent years, white gold has become fashionable as the preferred cool and contemporary look. White gold boasts the same properties as classic yellow gold, but achieves its white color by mixing with different alloys. In general, white gold is created when a nickel or palladium alloy (zinc and copper) is used. White gold may also be plated with an even whiter metal, such as rhodium, to enhance its cool appearance. As well, a white gold setting can enhance the rapture of white diamonds.

Gold Karat
Gold's softness and malleability make it a wonderful metal to work with when creating virtually any design in jewelry. But this softness can be a drawback as well. To make it stronger and more durable, gold is usually alloyed, or mixed, with other metals such as copper or silver. The higher a metal's percentage of gold content, the softer and more yellow the jewelry piece. The karat weight system used to measure gold in a piece is the same for all hues, including white and yellow gold.

The word “carat” is Arabic, meaning “bean seed.” This is because historically seeds were used to measure weights of gold and precious stones. In the United States, “karat” with a “k” is used to measure gold's purity, while “carat” with a “c” is used in measuring a gemstone's size. The karat mark of gold represents the percentage of pure gold to alloy.

  • 24K is pure gold or 100% gold
  • 21K is 21/24ths gold content or 87.5% gold: In the United States, jewelry with this karatage or higher is rare. It is far more common in Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia.
  • 18K is 18/24ths gold content or 75% gold: This karatage is a popular high-end choice in the United States, Europe and other regions. Its popularity is spreading throughout North America.
  • 14K is 14/24ths gold content or 58.5% gold: This is the most common gold karatage in the United States because of its fine balance between gold content, durability and affordability.
  • 10K is 10/24ths gold content or 41.7% gold: This karatage is gaining popularity for its affordability and durability. Commonly used in everyday-wear jewelry such as rings, 10K gold beautifully withstands wear and tear. It is the lowest gold content that can be legally marked or sold as gold jewelry in the United States.

    In order to determine the karat weight of a specific item, simply look for the quality mark. Jewelry items will bear the stamp of their karatage based upon the United States or European system of marking. The United States system designates pieces by their karats—24K, 18K, 14K, 10K, etc. The European system designates pieces by their percentage of gold content. For instance, 10K gold is marked “417,” denoting 41.7% gold; 14K is marked “585,” denoting 58.5% gold; and 18K is marked “750,” denoting 75% gold; etc.

  • About the Collection
    Travel to the Mediterranean and enjoy jewelry inspired by the Italian tradition with The Gold Corner - an exclusive gold and sterling silver collection from the famed Gold Corner jewelry boutique in Florence. Located just minutes from the Arno River and nestled in the Piazza Santa Croce, the Gold Corner jewelry boutique attracts visitors from across the globe with its distinct and exquisite designs. Previously available only at the Florence boutique and in small, VIP trunk shows, you can now experience The Gold Corner jewelry for yourself, wherever you are. Find your new gilty pleasures with some of the boutique's favorite designs with The Gold Corner.

    Traci WoishAbout the Guest
    An American living in Florence, Traci Woish has been passionately working in Italian jewelry design since 1991. Inspired by Italy's beautiful, artisanal techniques, she creates each piece with the artful flair and craftsmanship her customers not only expect, but have been collecting for more than two decades.

    Traci, in addition to running her famous Italian boutique, travels regularly to the United States hosting trunk shows for her most devout, invitation-only guests.

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