Nephrite Jade Pendant (#17)
Nephrite Jade cab finely wrapped in 14/20 gold filled wire.
The pendant measures 2 1/2" long.
A little about Nephrite Jade: Nephrite Jade is a variety of Actinolite (or sometimes Tremolite) that is made up of tough, hard, interwoven fibers that are extremely dense. Jade has been an important gemstone throughout history, especially among Chinese and Latin American Cultures. Antient carved figures have been found from these societies, where the value of Jade was sometimes worth even more then gold
A little about the wire used: Gold-filled wire consists of a layer of karat gold bonded to a base metal using heat and pressure. 14/20 GF is the designation for 14 Karat Gold-Filled. The 14 refers to the karat of the layer of precious metal bonded to the base metal. The 1/20th indicates the ratio of karat gold to base metal by weight (5%). Gold-Filled wire is significantly advantageous from a cost stand point. It allows you to provide the look and durability of solid karat products at a fraction of the cost.
Gold-Filled items will have the same appearance and can last years. It should not be compared to gold-plated materials. Plated products have a fraction of the layer of gold and do not wear nearly as well.
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