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Artisan Silver by Samuel B. 18K Gold Accented Opal & Multi Gem Cross Pendant

If the words "cross pendant" conjure only images of slight and simple style, than it's time you update your expectations!

This is not your usual dainty and narrow cross pendant. Crafted from polished sterling silver, this Artisan Silver by Samuel B. piece is all about attention-grabbing allure. Sporting cardinal points that flare out at the ends, this widely wonderful pendant doesn't just rely on its silver construction. Peppered in with oxidized scrollwork you'll also find a splash of variously shaped gemstones, culminating with a gorgeous opal at the center. Throw in some 18K yellow gold accents and you have a pendant that's sure to impress at your next Sunday brunch gathering!

Pendant Details

  • Metal: Sterling silver with 18K yellow gold accents
  • Stone Information:
    Opal: One cushion shaped 7mm cabochon
    Madeira Citrine: Two trillion shaped faceted 4mm
    Peridot: Two trillion shaped faceted 4mm
    Rhodolite: Four pear shaped faceted 5 x 3mm
    Tanzanite: Eight round faceted 2mm
  • Setting Type: Bezel and bezel/adhesive
  • Approximate Total Weight:
    Madeira Citrine: 0.42ct
    Peridot: 0.46ct
    Rhodolite: 0.92ct
    Tanzanite: 0.30ct
  • Measurements: 2-1/4"L (including bail) x 1-1/2"W x 1/4"H
  • Collection: Artisan Silver by Samuel B.
  • Country of Origin: India

Warranty: One-year limited warranty. Please contact: 516-466-1826.

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.

Sterling Silver

Sterling silver, also called fine silver, is a beautifully lustrous cool-toned precious metal favored in fine jewelry among other products. The most reflective of all metals (excluding mercury), sterling silver looks stunning by itself and brings out the best hues in an array of colorful gemstones.

Sterling silver can be polished to a higher sheen than platinum. In fact, Ag, the chemical symbol for silver, comes from a word that means “white and shining.” The surface of silver can boast that shiny, polished appearance, or can be brushed, satin, matte, sandblasted, antiqued or oxidized (chemically blackened).

In order to be called sterling silver, a metal must be made up of a minimum of 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% alloy (meaning other metals), including but not limited to copper and nickel. The alloy is added to pure silver to make the metal more durable, tougher and harder. Sterling silver is designated a fineness of “925.” Pieces with sterling silver may be marked “sterling.”

Finishes on Sterling Silver
Finishing, or plating, is a common treatment with sterling silver. Popular types of plating are rhodium plating, gold plating and anti-tarnish plating. Plating is used to extend the life and sheen of the jewelry. After sizing or buffing a piece of jewelry with a machine, it must be re-plated to restore the finish.

  • Rhodium Plating: Rhodium plating is a complex and laborious process that enhances the luster and beauty and extends the life of silver. A member of the platinum metal group, rhodium is often used as a finishing touch on silver jewelry. It's a shiny silvery metal with a very white and reflective appearance, much like mercury. It's also very hard, so it withstands much wear and tear, resists natural tarnishing and wonderfully mimics the brilliant finish of freshly polished silver.

    Caring for Sterling Silver
    Sterling silver becomes tarnished as the result of a natural chemical process that occurs when sterling silver is exposed to chemicals in the air, rubber, wool and latex. Humidity also plays a role in accelerating tarnishing. It's easy to keep your sterling silver sparkling, though, by taking a few steps to prevent tarnish and other wear and tear.

  • Avoid exposing sterling silver to direct sunlight and harsh chemicals, including chlorine, ammonia, hair products, perfumes, cosmetics, perspiration and strong jewelry cleaning solutions.
  • Periodically wash sterling silver with mild dish soap and warm water. Rinse well and dry completely with a soft cloth before storing because moisture can cause tarnish.
  • Lightly polish sterling silver frequently with a soft silver-polishing cloth, avoiding abrasive cloths completely.
  • Tarnish is easy to remove when it first forms as a yellowish tint, but becomes more difficult to remove when it becomes brown and black. Remove tarnish with a silver polish cream, avoiding immersing pieces with gemstones in tarnish-removal solutions.
  • Minimize scratches on sterling silver by storing it in its own compartment in your jewelry box or in a cloth pouch. Sterling silver may also be stored in sealed polyethylene bags.