This elegant necklace is crafted by alternating smooth and faceted Tiger's Eye gemstone beads, highlighted and separated by small smooth gold-filled beads. Closure is with a pretty twisted gold-filled toggle clasp. The necklace comes with a pair of simple earrings, a single faceted bead and a faceted coin bead, hung from gold-filled French ear wires. Tiger Eye is an iron bearing Quartz. The quartz is in a fibrous formation creating parallel lines within the gemstone. Light shining on the stone seems to move across the surface of the stone, a phenomenon known as 'Chatoyancy' coming from the French word for cat. The pictures do not capture this wonderful display but it is characteristic of this gemstone. The stone was thought in ancient times to bring good fortune and protection from the 'Evil Eye'. Roman soldiers were known to wear Tiger Eye to battle for protection. It is the gemstone for the 9th wedding anniversary. The presence of Iron Oxide determines the intensity of the golden color of the Tiger Eye.
14K Gold-Filled (14K GF) beads are made by bonding a layer of 14K gold with high pressure and heat to base metal and then shaped as desired. Industry standard requires that the quantity of gold be at least 1/20th of the total weight and the Karat measurement must be marked.
Length: 18.5 inches.
Beading Wire: 0.15"/49 strand clear-coated stainless steel professional quality beading wire with 14K gold-filled crimps, crimp covers and wire guards.
Bead size: 10 mm faceted and rounds; 2 mm gold-filled rounds; 5 mm coins on earrings.
Earrings: 1 and 1/2 inches long from your piercing, the French ear hooks and all other metal components are of 14K GF. All ear wires from Sundancegems come with a clear medical grade PVC ear clutch or stopper. These fit snug on the ear wire, and prevent you from loosing your earrings.
Care: Clean with soft fabric, or non-abrasive polishing cloth. Avoid direct contact with perfumes, hairspray, and deodorants. Jewelry should be worn after application of cosmetics. Store wrapped in soft fabric or sealed in plastic bag.
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