Star and Lapis Earring
Fine silver star pendant earring - created in house using Precious Metal Clay with a lace texture. Gemstone details in 14k gold filled wire. Ear wire is silver.
Metal: 14k Gold filled, fine silver
Gemstones: Lapis lazuli, colored spinel
Dimensions: About 1.6 x .5
ABOUT 14k GOLD FILLED:
*Gold filled is the next level and is an amazing, quality alternative to solid gold
*Gold plating is the lower level and these items tend to tarnish and can often times turn the skin green. Gold filled is an actual layer of gold-pressure bonded to another metal.
*If you can wear gold jewelry without skin sensitivity, you can most likely wear gold filled!
*Many owners find that they never have to clean gold-filled items at all. If it's necessary, clean gold-filled using mild soap and water. Hot weather and water will not damage the material
*During the mid to late Victorian period, gold filled jewelry was very common and was manufactured in large numbers.