18K Gold Vermeil Sterling & Carved Penguin Wing Shell Angel Wing Pendant 5.70g


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        18K GOLD VERMEIL over 925 STERLING SILVER & CARVED PENGUIN WING SHELL PENDANT           Item # : 180  2720           Type / style of pendant : 18K Gold Vermeil over solid Sterling Silver & hand-carved Penguin Wing oyster shell   The shell is fully carved in exceptional detail on front and back.         Design : A finely carved Angel Wing design in exceptional detail.       Amount : 1 (one) single piece   * All photos are taken from the actual item *       Material : Natural Penguin Wing oyster shell and a stunning 18K Gold plated solid 925 Sterling Silver setting.   The black cord shown in some photos is not included.       Plating : 18K Gold Vermeil 3-micron Gold-plated over solid 925 Sterling Silver ~ strong and durable       Weight : approx. 5.70 grams       Dimensions : Total length of pendant: approx. 56.35 mm = 2.21 inches Width: approx. 17.52 mm Depth: approx. 4.45 mm       Dimensions of bail:     Outside diameter: approx. 11.30 mm Width: approx. 11.25 mm Depth / thickness: approx. 1.60 mm       Inside diameter of bail : approx. 5.20 x 7.80 mm ~ will fit a chain or rope with approx. 5.00 mm diameter and smaller.       Origin of pendant : Handmade in Bali (Indonesia) by our in-house master silversmith       Hallmark stamp :   This pendant is hallmark stamped 925       Treatment of shell : None ~ 100 % natural         Hand-carving : Our shell carvings are all hand carved. This is not a machine mass produced item.   This item is handmade and each piece is made one by one which make each piece a one-of-a-kind piece of art.   We know you will enjoy using and wearing our shell carvings as much as we enjoyed making them.         Penguin Wing oyster shell : Penguin Wing Oyster Shell ~ Pteria penguin   This gorgeous shell was cultured in the pristine tropical waters of the Island of Sumbawa / Indonesia. Mabe pearls are grown in Penguin Wing Oysters.          Origin of shell : We buy all our shell material from the pearl farms (aqua culture) off the coast of the Island of Sumbawa.    These shell carvings are handcrafted in Bali (Indonesia) by our in-house Balinese shell carvers.         What is Gold Vermeil? : VERMEIL, which is pronounced “vehr-MAY,” is 925 Sterling Silver with is plated with Gold. Vermeil is a combination of Sterling Silver and Gold commonly used as a component in jewelry. A typical example is Sterling Silver coated with 18K or 24K Gold. To be considered VERMEIL, the gold must be at least 10 karats (42%) and be at least 2.5 micrometers thick. In the US and various other countries, Sterling Silver covered first with a base metal (such as nickel) and then plated with Gold cannot be sold as vermeil without disclosing that it contains base metal. The word “VERMEIL” is a French word which came into use in the English language, mostly in America, in the 19th century as an alternative for the usual term silver-gilt. Vermeil can be produced by either fire-gilding or electrolysis. The original fire-gilding process was developed in France in the mid-18th century; however, France later banned the production of vermeil because over time artisans developed blindness due to mercury involved in the process. Today, VERMEIL is produced by electrolysis which is much safer than fire gilding yet produces a very similar result The White House has a collection of vermeil tableware kept on display (when not in use) in the Vermeil Room. The Code of Federal Regulations 16, Part 23.5 defines Vermeil: “An industry product may be described or marked as ‘vermeil’ if it consists of a base of Sterling Silver coated or plated on all significant surfaces with Gold or Gold alloy of not less than 10 karat fineness, that is of substantial thickness and a minimum thickness throughout equivalent to two and one half (2 ½) microns (or approximately 1/10000ths of an inch) of fine Gold.”   Less than 2.5 microns is NOT Vermeil and is considered as simple Gold plating only.   Vermeil Jewelry Vermeil is a more expensive version of Gold plated jewelry. It consists of a 925 Sterling Silver base that is coated or plated with Gold. And again, if the longest lifespan is in the first place for you, your option is VERMEIL Vermeil is much more durable than simple very thin gold plating.   No wonder that the price is also high.   Gold plated jewelry Gold plating is the term used to describe the process of plating jewelry made of either precious (silver) or non-precious base metal (zinc, nickel, copper) with a thin layer of gold, which is deposited by electrochemical methods. As it was said the layer is very thin and thus easy to scratch. It also naturally wears thin with time, exposing the metal below.         Remarks : This pendant is absolutely marvelous and made with exceptional detail.   The condition is new and excellent.         Don’t miss the opportunity to own this elegant designer pendant                 Our photographs have been enlarged to show details. Most details shown in the large image are actually not visible to the naked eye. 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