Labradorite Lariat Necklace
This is such a fabulous Lariat Style necklace! A petite 'horn style' labradorite connector anchors a lariat style design with a clear zircon dangle. The Y Style Lariat lends the perfect style to couple modern edge and classic chic! The perfect necklace to layer with other Ransom Styles! 24 inches in length with a 3.5 inch drop!
Gold Filled has 100 times more gold than gold plated jewelry. Gold filled jewelry is created by taking a sheet of 14 karat gold and bonding it through extreme heat and pressure to a core of semi-precious metal (brass). This is a very sophisticated process and only a few mills in the world do it. You should not mistake this process for gold plating as there is a very big difference. 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 visual joy and much more affordable. Gold prices have gone up for many years, making the purchase of solid gold jewelry very costly. Gold Filled offers an economical alternative, while giving little up in quality. Gold Filled (abbreviated as "GF") jewelry is created in a similar process to Gold Plated jewelry, yet is light years ahead in quality. Gold Filled jewelry looks gorgeous and wears beautifully because of 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 separates Gold Filled 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 with a drop or two of mild soap, 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 jewelry. The best way to avoid this is to keep it simple. Warm water, mild soap and a soft cloth are the best thing you can do to maintain the beauty of your jewelry. How long does 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 can do. However heavy wear and rough conditions will impact how your jewelry looks. This is true with all jewelry.. To maintain the beauty of your jewelry, whether it is gold filled or solid gold, salt water, chlorine (swimming pools) and all heavy detergents and cleaning agents should be avoided.