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Watermelon Tourmaline, Sapphire, Pearl Necklace-Afternoon Picnic-Layaway Payments

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***ON HOLD for someone special. Please do not purchase! A new, hand wired chain to be created. Listing reflects two layaway payments.***The "Afternoon Picnic"necklace features a large briolette (22x20mm) of watermelon tourmaline, that is carved with a beautiful design on both sides of the stone. Special ordered for my shop, this briolette is absolutely amazing, and is sure to be a treasured piece of jewelry, particularly for those who love watermelon tourmaline. It is exceptionally large, with a nice thickness to the stone. I have not come across stones of this size and quality before, so I was thrilled to find them for my shop!

The briolette was wrapped first in Argentium silver wire, then wrapped additionally with solid 14kt gold wire to make a loop for the pendant to hang. An additional pendant, using a smaler briolette of smooth pink sapphire, was wrapped in the same fashion.

Both pendants are suspended by a handmade chain of freshwater keshi pearls that have been wire wrapped with oxidized sterling silver wire. A few tiny sapphire rondelles in petrol blue and hot pink have been wired in the chain to give some added accent color. The contrast between the gunmetal shade of the silver, the silver toned pearls, and the 14kt gold is lovely and contemporary.

The necklace is finished with a delicate toggle clasp in sterling silver.

Overall measurement: 22" Briolette pendant approximately 1.5"

To view complementary earrings of the same name, please visit here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/78262195/watermelon-tourmaline-slice-sapphire-14k

To view my entire necklace collection, please visit here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/thebijoubabe?section_id=5561201

Your "Afternoon Picnic" necklace will ship USPS first class mail with delivery confirmation and insurance in the US, and will be packaged in a lovely gift box tied with ribbon.

Thank you for shopping with The Bijou Babe!

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I love to work with clients on custom orders! A minimum 50% deposit is required to begin work, and the balance is due upon completion and client's approval . Photos are sent for the client to select materials (if applicable) and once completed, photos are sent for client's approval.
Many people have misconceptions about vermeil, because they confuse it with "gold plate". However, they are vastly different! Vermeil must meet the FTC standard of 100 millionths of an inch (2 ½ microns) of fine gold layered over sterling silver. In order for a piece to be labeled legally as "vermeil", the item must not be less than 10 karat gold and have a substantial thickness, with a minimum thickness of 2 ½ microns. In contrast, "gold plating" is a miniscule layer of solid gold applied to a brass base. The plating does not compose any measurable proportion of the product’s total weight, and is estimated to be 0.05% or less of the metal product. Gold plating will wear off rather quickly and expose the brass base product.
No! Gold-filled is constructed in two or three layers. The core metal is jewelers’ brass. The gold alloy is then bonded to one or both surfaces of the brass core with heat and pressure. The bonded raw material is then sold as sheet or wire to jewelry manufacturers for use in designs. Gold-filled is legally required to contain 5% or 1/20 gold by weight. This 5% is then described by the karatage of the gold alloy. Most gold-filled is 12kt or 14kt gold-filled. All of the gold-filled used in my designs is 14kt. It is a beautiful and affordable alternative to solid gold.
Artisan jewelry is not mass produced, and needs to be cared for properly. Please do not wear your jewelry to sleep, bathe, or swim in. A great rule of thumb is to accessorize with your jewelry last! Be sure to apply perfume and hair products before putting on your precious jewels. Vermeil and sterling silver jewelry will tarnish, so to help keep that to a minimum, please store your jewelry in the box provided when not worn. While gold fill jewelry does not tarnish in the same way, it is a good idea to also protect it in a box, to help prevent scratching or damaging of any wire wrapped pieces. To clean, you can use a mild jeweler's cleaner that is safe for gemstones and gold. Please do NOT dip pearls, opals, or any other porous stone.

Watermelon Tourmaline, Sapphire, Pearl Necklace-Afternoon Picnic-Layaway Payments


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: watermelon tourmaline, pink sapphire, freshwater pearl, oxidized sterling silver, solid 14k gold
  • Ships from United States to select countries.
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