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18CT WHITE GOLD SPIGA PENDANT CHAIN

Christine Alexander Fine Jewellery


Regular price £290.00
18CT WHITE GOLD SPIGA PENDANT CHAIN

A beautiful 18ct White Gold Spiga necklace chain, approx. width 1.2mm. Available in lengths 16", 18", 20". Perfect for your 18ct White Gold Pendant!

A 9ct White Gold chain may be easier on the pocket, but you will eventually find this a false economy. 9ct Gold is half as pure and much harder than 18ct Gold. On high friction items such as a pendant and chain, this disparity will over time wear away the bale of the pendant, which will then need regular and potentially costly maintenance.

Spiga is formed of small figure-eight links which form a 3D chain that feels almost square and looks as though the wire has been plaited.

Please note the pictures are closeups, to highlight the design/detail and do not represent the true measurements. Please see description for measurements.

LAYAWAY: I offer layaway, which allows you to pay in instalments with no interest over a maximum time period of six months. This unusual chain could be paid for in:

2 instalments of from £145

4 instalments of from £72.50

6 instalments of from £48.30

Please contact me to initiate. PayPal required. You do not receive the item until fully paid for. See the Policies page on my website for Ts&Cs.

In addition; many of my 18ct Gold Pendants have a special offer of a chain discount on them; please enquire for details. 

 

White Gold is an alloy of Gold and at least one white metal (usually nickel, Silver, or Palladium). 

White gold's properties vary depending on the metals used and their proportions. The term White Gold is used very loosely in the industry to describe karat Gold alloys with a whitish hue. The term "white" covers a large spectrum of colours that borders or overlaps pale yellow, tinted brown, and even very pale rose. The alloys used in the jewellery industry are Gold–Palladium–Silver and Gold–Nickel–Copper–Zinc.

The nickel used in some White Gold alloys can cause an allergic reaction when worn over long periods (also notably on some wristwatch casings). Gold is rarely pure Gold, even before another metal is added to make a White Gold alloy and often contains a mercury alloy from its production, which can cause an allergic reaction. Where possible I source my White Gold from within the EU where the usual mix is the former. It is impossible to know the mix in a preloved or vintage item, sadly; I usually have the item re-plated with Rhodium to minimise any risk. All new White Gold items are enhanced with Rhodium plating. To preserve this plating, avoid swimming in your jewellery as chlorine, in particular, can cause faster degradation. Chlorine is present in small amounts in tap water, so it is best to avoid getting your jewellery wet where possible.  It is a simple matter to have items re-plated.

 

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