This handmade wire wrapped necklace is made with genuine beer quartz and madeira citrine gemstones. They are linked with goldfilled wire. The pendant is hung with fine detailed and intricate woven wire as well.
Beer quartz faceted coin briolette: 11x7mm is framed with a wire wrapped bezel using 14k goldfilled wire.
Madeira citrine rondelles 2.5x3mm
Length: 18 inches; Pendant is 3/4 inches in length. Lobster clasp closure.
14/20 (or 1/20th 14 karat) gold filled or gold overlay is made by heat and pressure bonding a thin layer of gold to a brass or silver core. Karat gold covers the surface, making it tarnish resistant. The value and thickness of gold filled is greater than gold plated because gold filled has an actual layer of karat gold, not just a microscopic film. It is economical as you can enjoy the rich look of gold at a fraction of the cost. It is about 30% more expensive than sterling silver. Gold-filled items are generally considered lifetime products while goldplated will eventually wear off.