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Viale18K® Italian Gold "Lighthouse" 6.00ctw Gemstone Ball Pendant

You've always considered yourself a beacon of style. Now you'll really light the way with your brilliance wearing this attractive "Lighthouse" ball pendant from Viale18K!

Crafted from bright and brilliant 18K gold, its name comes as no surprise. Especially when you take into account the grand display of gemstones decorating the sphere-shaped pendant. They reflect the light in a colorful array as the bead-like pendant travels along the included rope chain. Ending in a simple lobster clasp, just wrap this around your neck and light up every room you enter!

Pendant Details

  • Metal: 18K yellow gold
  • Stone Information:
    Amethyst: Two round modified-brilliant cut 6mm
    Citrine: Two round modified-brilliant cut 6mm
    Peridot: Two round modified-brilliant cut 6mm
    Smoky Quartz: Two round modified-brilliant cut 6mm
    Blue Topaz: Two round modified-brilliant cut 6mm
  • Setting Type: Prong
  • Approximate Total Weight:
    Amethyst: 1.20ct
    Citrine: 1.00ct
    Peridot: 1.20ct
    Smoky Quartz: 1.20ct
    Blue Topaz: 1.40ct
  • Measurements:
    Prendant: 9/16"L x 1/2"W x 3/16"H
    Chain: 18"L x 1/16"W
  • Chain Type: Rope
  • Clasp: Lobster
  • Collection: Viale18K®
  • Country of Origin: Italy

Please Note: Pendant can be removed from the chain.

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.

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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.

    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.