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Explore by Heather Benjamin Paua Shell, Lapis, Kyanite & Iolite Cluster Pendant
A cool looking piece to complement your laid back and cool style. This necklace showcases a collection of blue color, vibrancy and shape. Each unique stone is stacked and set in 18K yellow gold satin and hammered sterling silver. This artisan and coastal piece hangs from a 32" cable link chain. Utilize the 2" extension to help create the perfect look for that dinner date on the coast you've been excited for.

Details
  • Metal: 18K yellow gold over sterling silver
  • Stone Information:
    Coated Paua Shell: One oval flat cut 25 x 18mm
    Blue Lapis: One marquise shape 20 x 10mm cabochon
    Blue Kyanite: One pear shape 18 x 13mm cabochon
    Blue Iolite: Two round modified-brilliant cut 5mm
  • Setting Type: Bezel/Adhesive
  • Approximate Total Weight:
  • Measurements:
    Pendant: 2-3/8"L x 1"W x 3/16"H
    Chain: 32"L + 2" extension
  • Chain Type: Cable Link
  • Clasp: Toggle
  • Collection: Explore by Heather Benjamin
  • Country of Origin: Indonesia

All weights pertaining to gemstones, including diamonds, are minimum weights. Additionally, please note that many gemstones are treated to enhance their beauty. View Gemstone Enhancements and Special Care Requirements for important information.

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.

  • About the Collection
    Discover jewelry inspired by coastal cultures around the globe with Explore by Heather Benjamin. Available exclusively at EVINE Live, this unique designer collection combines natural elegance with bohemian and tribal tones for a distinct flavor unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Artisan crafted in Bali using unique natural materials, including gemstones, fossils, and hand-carved bone, Explore by Heather Benjamin is truly one-of-a-kind.

    Heather GoldmanAbout the Guest
    Heather Goldman, Designer and Creative Director for Explore, created her own Santa Monica, California-based jewelry design company in 2002. She has more than a decade of jewelry design experience and gets inspiration for her designs while traveling throughout Bali and the U.S. Pacific Coast. Her passion for the environment, coastal cultures, and jewelry inspired her to follow her career path with Explore.