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Gemstone, Mother of Pearl and Vermeil (Sterling Silver & 22 kt Yellow Gold Accents) Necklace


Product Description

The playful design of this necklace embraces flowers blooming in the cool, hidden recesses of mountain meadows as daylight wanes and the purple twilight of dusk yields to night. Leafy vines unfurl in a spiral of sterling silver and 22 kt yellow gold accents. Moonlight entices your eyes as it reflects off the dark rose carved into the iridescence of the black mother of pearl and it shimmers off the flowers of amethyst, garnet, prasiolite, peridot, prehnite and quartz nestled among the delicate, shiny leaves. Check out the matching bracelet to complete your outfit!

Gordon’s Design Notes: I wanted to gain experience with consumer response to sterling silver jewelry, but was reluctant to create my own line right now. I decided, instead, to start by offering a few products from an existing company. It had to be the right product and company, though. After some research, I learned about Michou, who specializes in ‘art to wear’ for every occasion. Her vermeil jewelry is sterling silver with 22 kt yellow gold accents and contains natural gemstones. Her exceptional contemporary designs fit perfectly with my vision for sterling silver and gemstone jewelry.

Price: $405

Stock Number: N-7                           


Metal: vermeil (925 sterling silver with 22 kt yellow gold electroplated accents)

Clasp Style: S hook style

Wearable Length: 19 inches

Thickness (maximum): 6 mm (approx. ¼ inch)

Piece weight (gms): 22.0 gms

Total carat weight (TCW) piece: 2.88 cts (excluding the black mother of pearl rose)


Number, species or variety, color and treatments/enhancements of colored stones:

  • 3 pcs; quartz; very pale purple to colorless; natural gemstone untreated
  • 2 pcs; peridot; medium yellowish green; natural gemstone untreated
  • 1 pc; garnet; medium purplish red; natural gemstone untreated
  • 1 pc; prasiolite (greened quartz); very light green to white color; natural gemstone heated or irradiated (See the Special Care information under the Special Considerations Section, above.)
  • 1 pc; black mother of pearl; black and grey with pearlescence; natural untreated (See the Special Care information under the Special Considerations Section, above.)
  • 1 pc; amethyst; light purple color; natural gemstone heated
  • 1 pc; mystic fire quartz; medium blue; natural quartz with a surface coating (see Special Note, below)

SPECIAL NOTE: A mystic fire quartz gemstone gets its color and iridescent effect through a process known as surface coating. In this treatment, a coating material is vaporized and introduced to the gemstone in a vacuum environment where a thin layer adheres, creating amazing colors and effects. Surface modification is not considered permanent. Refer to the Special Care information under the Special Considerations Section, above.

Total carat weight (TCW) of colored stones: 2.88 cts

Other Details

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.
Care Specifics:
Vermeil is created by electroplating a thick layer of 22 kt gold onto sterling silver. Over time, the gold coating can show signs of wear, exposing the jewelry’s silver base color.
Care Specifics:
Reduce wear by putting this piece on last (after applying perfumes, lotions, make-ups, etc.) and take-off first before using skin cleansers, etc. Gently rub with a soft cloth before storing.
Care Specifics:
Remove this piece before swimming in salt or chlorine water or performing activities that cause a lot of sweat, such as running, exercise, etc. Avoid ultrasonic and steam cleaning.
Special Care:
Mother of pearl is relatively soft compared to other gemstones. Remove mother of pearl jewelry before engaging in vigorous physical activity, such as sports.
Special Care:
Mystic fire quartz requires special care. The surface coating is not permanent and is susceptible to scratching and wear. Try to avoid scratching, banging or abrasions to the stone.
Special Care:
Prasiolite (greened amethyst) gemstones require special care. Avoid exposure to prolonged strong sunlight and high temperatures in excess of 150 degrees F.
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.
To remove tarnish from sterling silver, use a gentle liquid cleaner that is safe for pearls. We will recommend a specific product upon purchase.