Kyanite Gold Fill Wrapped Pendant (JA529)
A Kyanite cab finely wrapped in 14/20 gold filled wire.
The pendant measures 1 3/4" long by 1" wide.
Kyanite is typically a blue aluminosilicate mineral, usually found in aluminium-rich metamorphic pegmatites and/or sedimentary rock. Its name comes from the same origin as that of the color cyan, being derived from the Ancient Greek word κύανος. This is generally rendered into English as kyanos or kuanos and means "dark blue". Kyanite is used primarily in refractory and ceramic products, including porcelain plumbing and dishware. It is also used in electronics, electrical insulators and abrasives. Kyanite is also used as a semiprecious gemstone, which may display cat's eye chatoyancy, though this use is limited by its anisotropism and perfect cleavage.
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.