OPC No. 17
- Ethiopian Welo Opal Necklace
- Translucent with blue, green, purple, red and orange flash
- 18.5" with 2" extender
- 14k Gold-filled
- Faceted stones
- Graduated strand - small to large stones ranging from 3-10mm
Our designs are 14k gold-filled and nickel-free, the premium choice within the Fashion & Semi-Fine jewelry categories, regulated by the Federal Trade Commission. To qualify as 14k gold-filled, the product must be comprised of a solid, thick gold layer mechanically bonded through heat & pressure to a base metal; typically brass. These meticulously sourced materials must contain 1/20th of 14K gold to be FTC approved. If you can wear gold without an allergic reaction, you can wear gold-filled! Even with daily wear, if cared for properly, 14k gold-fill can last 10-30 years before beginning to reveal the base metal beneath.
What about all the other gold something something you ask? Gold plate, gold vermeil, gold overlay, rolled gold plate, have an incredibly thin coating causing jewelry to easily turn colors &/or chip.