Hart + Stone Juno necklace
material: 14k yellow gold filled or sterling silver
necklace length: 16"
chain: 1mm curb chain with 1.8mm beads
The perfect layering necklace!
Handcrafted on Salt Spring Island off the west coast of Canada
what is gold filled?
Gold filled consists of a base metal bonded with a layer of gold over top. Gold filled is legally required to contain 5% or 1/20 gold by weight. All the gold filled jewelry that we carry is 14k yellow gold filled. Meaning, all the gold that is bonded was 14k solid gold to begin with. This can be described as either 14/20 gold filled, or 14k gold filled. Please see the diagram below to get a better idea of what we mean. Also note that it isn’t to scale, just an example to explain the idea.
what is the difference between gold filled and gold plated?
Gold filled has almost 100 times more gold than gold plated jewelry. Gold filled is much more durable and will not chip away like gold plated does.
what is the difference between 10k and 14k solid gold?
10k gold contains 41.7% gold and 14k contains 58.3% pure gold. 10k gold is stronger than 14k gold. Other metals have been added to pure gold to strengthen it.
what is the difference between white, yellow, and rose gold?
Pure gold is pure yellow. Other alloys are mixed with gold to change is colour and strength. White gold usually contains 25% nickel and zinc. To make rose gold copper is added.
sterling silver: 92.5% silver and 7.5% other metals (nickel free)
14k yellow gold filled | 14/20 yellow gold filled: 5% pure gold
14k rose gold filled | 14/20 rose gold filled: 5% pure gold
10k yellow gold: 41.7% pure gold
14k yellow gold: 58.3% pure gold