Lambert Cheng 24K Gold Electroform Koi Pendant
A koi that's anything but coy! This fabulous fish represents an ancient Chinese symbol of a powerful and energetic life force. Why wouldn't you want this creature proudly displayed around your neck? Crafted in 24K yellow gold, this lightweight koi is styled with a polished and matte finished. Ideal for stringing along your favorite chain, or adding to a charm bracelet, simply slip this on and let your inner strength shine.
Electroform is a technique used to create hollow pieces of gold or silver jewelry. It is a time-consuming process that makes the pieces lightweight and seamless for a beautiful effect.
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.
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.
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
Experience lustrous 24K gold jewelry with Far East flair. Beloved Evine gold expert Lambert Cheng returns with iconic designs including dragon pendants, jade rings, wedding bangles and chain necklaces made using traditional gold casting and electroform techniques. By combining these processes, Cheng is able to provide jewelry with exquisite detail at an affordable, wow-able price.
24K Gold with Lambert Cheng
About the Guest
Lambert Cheng began his luminous career at Evine as a gold manufacturing consultant, and grew over the years to become the on-air representative for 24K gold jewelry. For 10 years, he delighted customers with exciting and enticing designs. He makes his return to Evine with a new, affordable 24K gold collection.