9CT WHITE GOLD ILLUSION DIAMOND CLUSTER PENDANT
9ct solid White Gold unique, small and dainty Diamond pendant. A central Diamond set in an illusion panel, with a halo of smaller stones encircling it. .19cts of Diamonds in total.
Matching stud earrings and a ring are available; please contact me if no link.
Chain available separately; I recommend this one.
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Diamonds are far from evenly distributed over the Earth. Clifford's rule states that they are almost always found in kimberlites on the oldest part of cratons, the stable cores of continents with typical ages of 2.5 billion years or more. Kimberlite pipes can be difficult to find. If they are visible in outcrops, the Diamonds are never visible because they are so rare. Finding kimberlites requires persistence, and only a small fraction contain Diamonds that are commercially viable. Since existing mines have lifetimes of as little as 25 years, there could be a shortage of new Diamonds in the future, making them a sensible investment. Diamond is the birthstone for April and the anniversary gift for the 10th, 30th, 60th & 75th anniversaries.
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 colors 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.