JOIA De Majorca 18" 16 x 14mm Organic Man-Made Pearl & Simulated Diamond Necklace
Totally timeless, totally you! This stand-out 18” necklace is hand-strung with various 16 x 14mm baroque shaped organic man-made pearls. Choose between a champagne or a multi-color sage accessory for a style that best suits you. The helpful hinged clasp made of 14K vermeil or rhodium and platinum over sterling silver is adorned with six round simulated diamonds for added elegance. Whether you decide to don this statement piece for a fundraising gala or for a family wedding, you'll surely get noticed!

Color Choices
  • Champagne
    Metal: 14K vermeil over sterling silver
    Champagne Organic Man-made Pearls: Various baroque shaped full-drilled 16 x 14mm
    White Simulated Diamonds: Six round modified-brilliant cut 1.5mm
  • Sage/Slate Multi
    Metal: Rhodium and platinum over sterling silver
    Champagne, Blue, Grey, White and Light Green Organic Man-Made Pearls: Various baroque shaped full-drilled 16 x 14mm
    White Simulated Diamonds: Six round modified-brilliant cut 1.5mm

Details
  • Setting Type: Strung and Bezel
  • Approximate Total Weight:
    Champagne or White Simulated Diamond: 0.09ct
  • Measurements: 18"L x 9/16"W x 9/16"H
  • Chain Type: 100% Polyester Cord
  • Clasp: Hinged
  • Collection: JOIA De Majorca
  • Country of Origin: Spain

Length may vary up to 1/2".

About Organic Man-Made Pearls
JOIA de Majorca’s technical innovation and impeccable skill brings you organic man-made pearls, born of a process that mimics the natural development of pearls. Thanks to this innovation, they’re able to offer a wide variety of colors and sizes, and a more consistent quality.

Platinum Plating:
Platinum can be used as a finish coating over sterling silver or copper alloys. Its bright, pure luster enhances the brilliance of gemstones and does not discolor or oxidize. Platinum plating is also characterized by its good resistance to surface abrasion, making jewelry pieces more durable against everyday and long-term wear. Over time, platinum plating will wear off and therefore will require re-plating.

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.

    Necklace Clasp Types
    A clasp is more than a practical device used to fasten your jewelry. It is part of the overall design and can be a very important focal point. Be sure to consider if it will suit your needs of durability, fashion, comfort and peace of mind.

    Barrel Clasp: Used on most rope chains to make the chain more secure. The barrel clasp looks like part of the chain and twists to get a pendant on and off.

    Lobster Claw Clasp: As a traditional clasp style found in bracelets and necklaces, the lobster claw is generally reserved for heavier styles that may need added strength. The closure's shape is more oblong, similar to a teardrop shape, and is controlled by a tip that opens and closes the spring in the clasp. This type is also considered a more expensive finding that can add to the overall value of the jewelry piece.

    Magnetic Clasp: The popularity of the magnetic clasp has greatly increased in recent years. It is a quick and easy way to secure jewelry while not having to fuss with a tiny clasp, which can be difficult if you have long fingernails, arthritic hands or other mobility challenges. A magnetic clasp relies on a strong internal magnet that works to pull both ends of the clasp together. In most cases, a magnetic clasp is used for light to medium weight jewelry pieces that do not put excessive stress on the magnet.

    S-Clasp: An S-shaped piece of metal that connects a chain by hooking metal rings on each end of the S-shape.

    Slide Insert Clasp: This type of clasp is exactly as it sounds. With a box-like shape that is hollow on the inside, the wearer will slide the nearly-flat tab into the box until it clicks, indicating a secure closure. On some jewelry, a slide insert clasp will be accompanied by a side safety catch, which adds strength and security to the clasp. Although this type of clasp is found on both bracelets and necklaces, it is particularly popular on bracelet styles. These types of clasps are often reserved for more expensive jewelry.

    Spring Ring Clasp: One of the most common closure types, the spring ring clasp is typically used for light to medium weight bracelets or necklaces. It is round in its design and features a small tip which controls the opening and closing of the spring. The circle then closes around another smaller loop or link at the other end of the strand.

    Toggle Clasp: A toggle clasp is a narrow piece of metal, usually designed in the shape of a bar, which is then pushed through a circular ring to act as a fastener. Unlike the lobster claw or spring ring clasps, a toggle clasp is not controlled by a spring. The pretty design is less secure than other closure types, but is usually meant to be a big part of the design and is meant to "show". The clasp is an attractive way to secure a chunkier link bracelet or necklace.

    Necklace Sizing
    The length of a necklace or chain you buy depends upon a number of factors, including what you will be wearing with it and your neck size.

    To measure your neck, wrap a soft, flexible tape measure around the base of your neck. This is the same measurement used for collar sizes in men's shirts. A good rule of thumb is to buy a necklace or chain a minimum of two sizes up from your neck measurement. Thus, a man with a 17" neck would want to skip the 18" size and get a 20" size to ensure a comfortable fit.

    Appropriate women's necklace lengths are more dependent upon the style than neck measurement. Knowing your basic neck measurement, though, will help you decide what length will work best with your outfit and create the look you are after.

    Created or Simulated Gemstones: How are created or simulated gemstones different from natural gemstones? Natural gems are created by the forces of nature and must be discovered, usually by digging in the ground or sifting through a riverbed. When these stones are created in a laboratory, they are called created, simulated or synthetic gemstones.

    The purpose of creating gemstones in a laboratory isn’t necessarily to reduce the cost, but also to produce larger, more perfectly consistent stones. Created or simulated gems can be made of any material. Synthetic gems, however, share virtually all chemical, optical and physical characteristics of their natural mineral counterparts.

    Austrian Crystals: These are known for their excellent reflective quality and prismatic brilliance. This man-made crystal is created using natural minerals and quartz sand, which are then heated and slowly cooled using a process similar to that of creating hand-blown glass. This process creates an end product that can be fashioned into a beautiful crystal.

    A special machine is used to create a highly faceted crystal. The crystals are cut in various directions, which allows for excellent light refraction, exceptional brilliance and unsurpassed color quality at an affordable price.

    Today Swarovski® is one of the largest suppliers of high-end crystals. In the late 1800s, Daniel Swarovski invented a machine to cut crystal with extreme precision. He patented his technique and to this day, only select Swarovski family members and employees have unrestricted access to the production facility that creates these crystals. They are used to decorate everything from stilettos and sculptures, to chandeliers, jewelry and clothing.

  • About the Collection
    One of the world’s most sought-after treasures, the pearl has graced the necks, wrists and hands of humanity for millennia. JOIA de Majorca’s organic, man-made pearls are created using a process that mimics the creation of natural pearls. Thanks to this and the latest innovations, they are able to offer a wider variety of colors and sizes not typically seen in conventional jewelry - and at greater value.

    Each piece showcases a consistent quality with better scratch resistance so you can break out the pearls without breaking the bank.

    Experience luxury for less with JOIA de Majorca.

    Lenny Di CristofanoAbout the Guest
    President and founder of JOIA de Majorca, Lenny Di Cristofano has always had a passion for pearls and pearl jewelry which lead to the formation of JOIA De Majorca. ‘It brings me tremendous joy to offer a collection of styles that range from classic, yet beautiful strands for an understated, elegant look, to really bold, glamourous statement pieces. Bringing affordable, luxurious pearls and jewelry to every woman to make them feel beautiful, confident, and elegant has always been my dream.’

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