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Dallas Prince Multi Gemstone Butterfly Pendant / Pin Made w/ Swarovski Marcasite
Fall in love with the charming butterfly! Crafted from polished sterling silver with 14K yellow gold, 14K rose gold and rhodium embraced™ accents; this exceptional design features a bounty of silver, rose and yellow Swarovski marcasite gemstones. The butterfly’s body showcases four green diopside gemstones, two London blue topaz gemstones and one round Swiss blue topaz gemstone.

  • Metal: Sterling silver with rhodium, 14K yellow and rose gold embraced™ accents
  • Stone Information:
    Silver, Rose and Yellow Swarovski Marcasite : Various 1.5-2.0mm
    Green Diopside: Four round cut 1.5mm
    Swiss Blue Topaz: Two round cut 2mm
    White Topaz: One round cut 2mm
  • Setting Type: Bead and claw
  • Approximate Total Weight:
    Garnet: 1.04ct
    Topaz: 0.45ct
  • Measurements:
    Pendant: 1-13/16”L x 1-7/8”W x 1/16”H
    Chain: 18”
  • Chain Type: Rolo
  • Clasp: Lobster
  • Collection: Dallas Prince
  • Country of Origin: Canada

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.

    Marcasite, a name derived from the Arabic word for pyrite, is the term applied to small polished and faceted stones inlayed in sterling silver. Their color is usually described is being pale bronze, looking rather gray with a greenish tint. A multi-colored tarnish may exist as a result of oxidation. With a metallic luster and opaque crystals, marcasite ranks 6.0-6.5 on the Mohs Scale. Occurrences are worldwide, especially in the United States, Mexico, France, Peru, China and Russia.