2 3/4" long below earwire
Check out my Etsy jewelry store for 95+ handmade jewelry pieces including BRIDAL jewelry, gemstone rings, pendants, bracelets, cuff/bangle bracelets, matching necklace-earring sets, beaded and Swarovski Crystal bracelets, and more. I also have signed/numbered CANVAS prints of my paintings... indistinguishable from the original!
What Is Gold-Filled Professional Jewelers Wire? Pure gold is 24Kt. and is so soft that is it impossible to utilize it in wire wrap jewelry. 14/20 wire or 1/20 wire is created by taking a sheet of 14 kt. Gold, and bonding it through extreme heat and pressure to a core of semi-precious metal (usually brass). This is a very sophisticated process and only a few mills in the world do it. DO NOT mistake this process for GOLD PLATING. There is a very big difference. The end result is a 14kt. tube which is strong, durable, and resistant to tarnish because of its 14 kt. gold. There are collections of old gold-filled wire jewelry pieces with dates on them from the 1800’s to the early 1900's that are still in excellent shape! This metal was used much more in the 30's and 40's to make watch bands, cameo settings, and just about everything else that was made of gold. A 14/20 Gold Filled piece is generally considered a lifetime piece of jewelry.