Mediterranean Blue Apatite Necklace with Green Tourmaline
This necklace is made of Mediterranean blue apatite connectors chained together with tarnish resistant Argentium Silver wire to give it a long lasting fine quality and accented with green tourmaline drops. The necklace measures 17 inches (43 cm) and is finished with a handmade shepherd's hook clasp also of tarnish resistant Argentium Silver wire. Every piece of this necklace has been handmade with quality materials for a long lasting piece of jewelry. Note: White Cloud Creations necklaces can be resized free of charge upon request.
What is Argentium Silver? Argentium Silver wire is a modern sterling silver alloy which modifies the traditional alloy by replacing some of the copper with the metalloid germanium. Argentium is purer than traditional sterling silver and is low maintenance, easy to care for and simple to clean and is produced using only recycled silver.What is gold filled? Gold filled is a quality alternative to solid gold. It is much more valuable and tarnish resistant. It doesn't flake or rub off or turn colors as gold plating can. Anyone who can wear gold can wear gold filled without worries of any allergic reaction to the jewelry. Gold filled is an actual layer of 100% gold, pressure bonded to another metal usually brass. Gold filled items are regulated by the government (FTC) which require gold filled items to be at least 1/20th by weight of the total product. All the jewelry I make with gold filled is 1/20 14kt gold fill.