Amethyst necklace (pendant & chain combo) set in 18 kt yellow gold and sterling silver treated with black rhodium

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This classic, yet timeless necklace can be worn for almost any occasion. The regal purple color of the 8.17 ct amethyst center stone stands out among the blend of silver, black and classic yellow gold tones of the necklace’s metals. The heavy wheat style chain and the majority of the sturdy pendant are made of sterling silver treated with black rhodium to give a dark, radiant luster with a cool, edgy feel. The prongs which hold the amethyst in place are made of 18 kt yellow gold, further accentuating its lovely purple color.

Gordon’s Design Notes: I wanted to gain experience with consumer response to sterling silver jewelry, but was reluctant to create my own line at this time. I decided, instead, to start by offering a few products manufactured by other companies. It had to be the right product and company, though. After seeing this piece, I felt it fit perfectly with other pieces in my collection.

Price: $800 NOTE: Sold only as a complete necklace; pendant is not sold separately.

Stock Number: N-6                           


Total carat weight (TCW) of necklace gemstones: 8.17 cts

Metals: 925 sterling silver treated with black rhodium and 18 kt yellow gold

Metal Rhodium treated?: Yes, black rhodium

Necklace (pendant and chain combined) weight (gms): 39.5 gms

Necklace wearable length: 18 inches fixed

Removable or integrated chain?: removable

Clasp Style: lobster


Pendant height (top to bottom, including bale): 27.5 mm (approx. 1 1/16 inch)

Pendant width (maximum side to side): 19.5 mm (approx. ¾ inch)

Pendant thickness (maximum front to back): 11 mm (approx. 7/16 inch)

Bale dimensions: 6mm by 6 mm (approx. ¼ inch by ¼ inch)

Pendant metal: 925 sterling silver, rhodium and 18 kt yellow gold

Pendant Rhodium Treated?: Yes

Total Carat Weight of Pendant Gemstones: 8.17 cts


Chain Style, Length and Thickness: removable; 18 inch fixed length; 4.0 mm thick; round wheat style (Spiga)

Chain Metal: 925 sterling silver

Chain Rhodium Treated?: Yes

Chain contains gemstones?: No


Species or variety of colored stones: amethyst

Color: medium purple

Number of colored stones: 1

Shape: square cushion

Treatments/enhancements: heat treatment

Total carat weight (TCW) of colored stones: 8.17 cts

When dressing, fine jewelry should always be the last item put on and the first item taken off to minimize the gemstones coming into contact with perfume, lotions, hair products, etc.
Care Continued:
Protect your jewelry from impact against hard surfaces and avoid contact with abrasive surfaces. All gemstones, including diamonds, can chip, scratch, or abrade under the right circumstances. Avoid ultrasonic and steam cleaning.
Like any plated finish, rhodium plating will fade over time with wear. When the necklace’s plating begins to show signs of wear, it should be taken to a jewelry professional for polishing and replating.
The best method for cleaning all your jewelry is to soak each item in a mixture of lukewarm water and gentle dish washing liquid followed by a very light cleaning with a soft child’s toothbrush.
Additional Cleaning::
To remove tarnish from sterling silver, use a gentle liquid cleaner that is safe for pearls. We will recommend a specific product upon purchase.

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