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This necklace is made with 2 lovely swarovski pearls, vintage clear very sparkly rhinestones, 4 tiny vintage grey pearls on brass links and 2 beautifully detailed golden brass butterflies.
From a vintage gorgeous porcelain flower on a lacy brass setting in the centre, hangs a sweet gold plated bird in a golden cage.
The 2" extension is completed with a milky glass czech trumpet flower and a swarowski bead in its centre.
All other components are gold filled.
All jewelry will be shipped giftwrapped (colour of the boxes may vary).
What is gold filled?
If you love the look and feel of gold jewelry, Gold Filled is a fabulous alternative to purchasing solid gold. With a thick layer of gold against your skin, it is a joy both visually and in price.
Gold Filled jewelry is the latest introduction into the gold jewelry market. Gold prices have gone up, making the purchase of solid gold jewelry a very costly investment. Gold Filled offers an economical alternative, while giving little up in quality. Cared for properly, gold filled jewelry lasts beautifully.
Gold Filled (abbreviated as "GF") jewelry is created in a similar process to Gold Plated jewelry, yet is light years ahead in quality. Considered the "Gold of the Future", Gold Filled jewelry looks gorgeous and wears beautifully due to the higher gold content and improved methods of production.
Gold Filled jewelry is created by applying gold over a base metal such as brass, rhodium, copper or sterling silver. To be called Gold Filled, the gold content must be at least 1/20th the weight of the total piece. This is what stands Gold Filled apart from Gold Plated. There is not a minimum gold quantity required in order to be termed Gold Plated.
Care of Gold Filled Jewelry
Gold filled jewelry is cared for in the same manner as other precious jewelry. The absolutely best thing you can do for your Gold Filled jewelry is to clean regularly using a little bit of warm water, and a soft cloth to dry and shine after. Many chemicals marketed for cleaning jewelry are actually somewhat abrasive or corrosive and can cause some damage or color alteration to your jewelry. The best way to avoid this is to keep it simple. Warm water and a soft cloth are the best thing you can do to maintain the beauty of your jewelry.
How long will my Gold Filled jewelry last?
Under normal wearing conditions, and with proper care, your gold filled jewelry can last a lifetime. It does not chip or peel easily as gold plated jewelry does. Heavy wear and rough conditions will of course impact how your jewelry looks. This is true no matter what your jewelry is made of.