Simple elegance. Bezel-set cubic zirconia drops (12x22mm) in a beautiful sapphire blue color are elegantly framed in textured 14K gold-fill and set in a durable four prong mounting. High quality, lustrous ivory pearls complete the design. Flawlessly cut and faceted, the stones capture and reflect the light from all angles in soft hues of golds and blues.
Hand-forged 14K golld-filled ear wires, hammered for added strength and texture.
Overall length of the earring is 53mm (approx. 2 1/8).
Handcrafted - One of a kind.
Gold-filled is an actual layer of gold-pressure bonded to another metal. Gold-filled is not to be confused with gold plating as filled literally has 100% more gold than gold plating. Gold-filled is much more valuable and tarnish resistant. It does not flake off, rub off or turn colors. As a matter of fact, anyone who can wear gold can wear gold-filled without worries of any allergic reaction to the jewelry. Gold-filled jewelry is an economical alternative to solid gold!
Gold-filled items are regulated by the government. These items are therefore so much better then gold-plated which has no regulations at all. Gold-filled jewelry is made from solid gold and filled with other alloys such as rhodium (a member of the platinum family), brass, and sterling silver. Gold-filled wears, looks and lasts like solid gold because its outer surface IS solid gold. Everything you can see and touch is pure gold. In the jewelry industry the quantity of gold must be at least 1/20th by weight of the total product.
Gold-filled items are generally considered lifetime products, and the gold layer will not wear off, as it will in electroplated products. Gold-filled jewelry is often called the wave of the future because it offers all the same characteristics as solid gold such as strength, durability and beauty....but at a fraction of the cost!
Caring for Gold Filled items is as easy as caring for any gold jewelry. Simply keep away from chemicals, clean regularly with mildly sudsy water, rinse well and pat dry with a non-scratching cloth. Polish gently with a jewelry polishing cloth.