The necklace ;
Sparkling shades of honey tourmaline faceted rondelles and briolettes are elegantly spaced with bronze baroque freshwater pearls. Framing each briolette and pearl are 18KT gold beads. The clasp, jump rings and crimp beads are all 18KT solid gold as well.
The tourmaline gemstones are a beautifully shaded range of warm colors from golden honey to moss green to bronze.
The earrings are included.
The length of this necklace is 20 3/4", including the clasp, and it is strung on multi stranded, 24KT plated nylon coated jewelry wire. This wire is quite strong while retaining a supple flexibility that allows the necklace to drape gracefully. The tourmaline rondelles are 3x2mm, the briolettes range from 5x5mm to 3.5x3.5mm. The pearls average 10x7mm. The 18 karat gold beads are 2mm (48 total).
The earrings are 1 1/4" from the top of the earwire to the bottom of the dangle. All the gold in this set is solid 18KT gold.
This artisan piece is crafted with the utmost care and the finest materials available. We aim to design and create our jewelry to be of heirloom quality.
You will receive the exact jewelry pictured. Please take note of the measurements given above, the pictures are not to scale and vary in size from one computer monitor to another.
Please contact Artsfish with any questions you may have, we'd love to hear from you.
Materials used in this piece and care;
18 karat gold;
Since ancient times the purity of gold has been defined by the term karat, which is 1/24 part of pure gold by weight. Pure gold is equivalent to 24K. Gold purity may also be described by its fineness, which is the amount of pure gold in parts per 1000. With the exception of our crimp covers (there seemingly are no high karat gold crimp covers manufactured, we've looked!) We use only 18 karat gold or higher because it has a much warmer color than lower karats.18KT gold is 750 parts per 1000, or 75% pure gold. Gold has recently surged to the highest price in over 20 years.
Tourmaline is a complex aluminum borosilicate, and comes in all colors. The color in tourmaline is due to the presence of metal ions in its crystal structure.
Tourmalines are precious stones, and appear in seemingly unlimited shades of color, including black. Ancient Egyptian lore tells that on the long way from the Earth’s heart up towards the sun, Tourmaline traveled along a rainbow, and on its way it collected all the colors. This is why nowadays it is called the "Rainbow gemstone”.
The name "Tourmaline” is borrowed from the Singhalese phrase "tura mali”, which translates as "stone of mixed colors.”
Tourmaline is a hard gemstone that is second to none in the realm of precious stones and needs no special care in jewelry.
It is commonly known that the least expensive cultured pearl product in the market today rivals the quality of the most expensive natural pearls ever found in the pre-cultured pearl era. Most cultured freshwater pearls are composed entirely of nacre, just like their natural freshwater and saltwater counterparts. Thicker nacre makes for a more lustrous pearl with a richer depth of color. They should be protected from chemicals such as hairspray and perfume. Wiping them with a damp cloth after wearing and occasional cleaning in mild soapy water is all that's required. Never use harsh cleaning solutions on pearls.
Packaging and our general philosophy;
Your item will be delivered in a beautiful gift box. We use recycled materials whenever available and we cradle your item for shipping carefully in environmentally friendly, biodegradable packing. When purchasing supplies for our jewelry we support Fair Trade practices whenever possible.