GOLD VERMEIL STERLING SNAKE CLASP on HAND-CARVED SAWO WOOD CHAIN NECKLACE Item # : 180 2555 Type of Jewelry : Natural hand-carved Sawo wood chain with a snake design clasp Design : Wooden link chain with a snake design clasp Material : Genuine Sawo wood and 18K Gold Vermeil over genuine solid Sterling Silver ~ 18K gold-plated / 3-microns. ` Plating : Very thick and durable ~ 3-microns 18K yellow Gold Vermeil over solid 925 Sterling Silver Amount : 1 (one) piece * All photos are taken from the actual item * Weight : approx. 22.17 grams Size of clasp : Average length / height: approx. 32.81 mm = 1.29 inches (including bail) Width: approx. 19.57 mm Depth: approx. 9.25 mm All measurements are taken at the widest points Length of necklace : Total length with clasp 59.00 cm = 23.22 inches Size of wooden chain : The size of one oval link is approx. Origin : The wooden link chain is handcrafted in Bali (Indonesia) by our in-house Balinese master carvers. The silverwork is handmade by out in-house master silversmiths. Color : Reddish brown and Gold Quality : Excellent and new handcrafted necklace gold-plated Sterling Silver design Treatment : None ~ 100 % natural wood without any enhancements Hand-crafted : This jewelry is made using ancient traditional techniques. Each piece is handmade and is not a machine mass produced item. Each piece, silver parts and carvings are made one by one which make each piece a one-of-a-kind. Hallmark stamp : This Sterling Silver clasp is hallmark stamped 925. Hand-carved wooden chain : The wooden chain is carved out of one piece of wood. There are no joins on any links for the whole length of the chain ! Only our master carvers know the century old secret. Sawo wood : SABO / SAWO WOOD LATIN NAME: SAPOTACEAE Manilkara kauki ORIGIN: Indonesia, East Jawa (Java), Pulau Madura and Sumba HARVESTING PRACTICE: Wild harvested OTHER DETAILS: This beautiful tropical wood is naturally reddish brown in color. Our Source: Licensed wood sellers from Sumba Island. Care Instructions : Please care for wood products in the following way: CLEANING Clean occasionally, as needed, with a dry tissue or dry soft cloth. Condition lightly with Jojoba Oil (use a small paint brush and whip off with tissue) or bees wax. This will cause the color to deepen and gives the wood a beautiful silken sheen. Take care not to drop it or sit or step on it! Do not soak in water, or any other liquid. STORAGE Store in a cool, dry place (such as your desk or display cabinet). Do not leave for extended time in your car, sunny window, or other hot or sunny place. Do not leave in a place where it may become wet. Our Policy & Mission : Our mission! Our adornments are hand-crafted by traditional people of natural materials which were harvested in an environmentally responsible way. All our organic products are crafted, one piece at a time. We strive to provide quality, unique, handmade earth-friendly products to satisfy the soul and beyond … By purchasing our organic products, you are supporting traditional crafts and culture, while improving the quality of lives in local communities. We provide jobs where there may otherwise be none. We work directly with the craftspeople to create our original designs. We stand behind the quality of our product and the aesthetic of its design. … ENJOY YOUR EXOTIC NATURE … By choosing our organic products you are not contributing to the environmental hazards and degradation of natural land. No materials are wasted in our production process. All are biodegradable. Any extra wood from the production is used as fuel for cooking or composted in the garden. Scraps are composted in the garden as well. Our organic raw materials are responsibly harvested! 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 depositing 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 genuine Rock Crystal Quartz & 18K Gold Vermeil over solid 925 Sterling Silver pendant is absolutely marvelous and made with exceptional detail. The condition is new and excellent. Don’t miss this opportunity to own this beautiful 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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