Topaz Gold Leaf, Apricot Pearls, Gold Chain OOAK Adjustable Necklace
Exceptional truly describes this striking necklace of freshwater pearls and gold chain. The designer focal piece is a textured gold leaf that has been embellished with sparkling light topaz crystals gently cascading down the center from tip to tip. The lines in the gold leaf add such interest and character to the focal piece and the crystals flash with sparkle as the light hits them. The focal piece is set off center for the modern asymmetrical look that is so popular in distinctive jewelry designs.
On each side of the gold leaf I connected two strands. One strand is made up of genuine apricot and pale yellow freshwater pearls with small faceted light topaz crystal rondelles in between. The pearl strands are finished off with gold-filled wire guards to protect the beading wire. The second strand is textured gold-plated ladder chain that has a unique design and also adds a lot of interest to the design and is connected using gold-plated jump rings. For the closure I also elected to use Via Murano's gold patented DuroPlate lobster claw clasp along with their gold DuroPlate flat chain to make the necklace adjustable. DuroPlate™ chain is "Manufactured American™" and is now available by special order only. DuroPlate is a plating process that is many times the thickness and significantly more durable than the industry standard used on most fashion jewelry components.
The overall length of the necklace is 20 inches or 50.8 centimeters. The extender chain will add an additional 2 inches or 5 centimeters as needed.
The pearls used in this design were purchased by Taiko Freshwater pearls out of Eugene, Oregon. These pearls are cultured freshwater pearls grown in the rivers of China.
Pearls are said to enhance sincerity, truth and loyalty. They bring centering and a calming reflection, as well as attune the wearer to the ebb and flow of life. They are told to give purity, promote faith, charity and integrity, especially personal integrity. Due to its watery and lunar elements, it is quite balancing for the emotions, especially to water signs. Directly associated with the 3rd, Sacral Chakra and 7th Crown Chakra.
Pearls are organic gemstones that are vulnerable to acid, alkaline and extremes of humidity. To preserve your pearls' radiance, avoid letting them come into contact with cosmetics, hair spray, or perfume. Always put on your jewelry as a final touch, after applying make-up and styling hair. The pearl's luster can also be harmed by perspiration. To prevent this, before returning your pearls to the jewelry box, wipe them gently with a soft cloth. It is preferable to keep the necklace in a bag or pouch to avoid getting scratched by other jewelry.
* 40 mm Zola topaz crystal gold-plated leaf focal
* 6 mm Taiko apriocot freshwater pearls
* 6 mm Taiko light yellow freshwater pearls
* 3 x 2 mm faceted light topaz crystals
* 13 mm ViaMuano duroplate lobster claw clasp
* 5 x 10 mm gold-plated textured ladder chain
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All of my sterling silver earrings are pure .925 sterling silver ear wires, posts or leverbacks. I also use silver-filled ear wires by TierraCast. The colored ear wires are either copper, brass or Niobium. The findings used are either .925 sterling silver, silver-plated brass, copper or pewter. I have been assured by my supplier that they are lead & nickel free. Most are made in the USA by TierraCast.
NOTE: Any crystals, such as the Swarovski or Preciosa, contain small amounts of lead which is not harmful.
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