18CT WHITE GOLD DIAMOND BOW NECKLACE
A dainty modern 18ct White Gold Diamond set bow necklace. This stunning handcrafted bow is suspended from a fine cable chain. The pendant is hand set with twenty-four high-quality natural round brilliant cut Diamonds totalling a minimum carat weight of 0.19ct. The Diamond colour is G and the clarity is VS. Pendant 7x18mm, the necklace is 17" with a ring at 16" so it can be shortened to suit your neckline.
Available In 18ct Y Gold, 18ct Rose Gold, and with matching items available; a similarly dainty bracelet and a gorgeous ring, in all metals!
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Have you ever received a gift tied up with a bow? It’s often a surprise and the bow has become a symbol of gifts and presents.
Bow jewellery is typically worn only by women. That’s not to say that a man couldn’t wear it, but in most cases, the tied up bow has special meaning for women. Before the suffragette movement, women around the country were expected to fulfil their limited roles while men engaged with public and political life. Of course, we’re still some way from full equality between men and women, but the truth is that things have really come a long way. Consider how you tie up a bow on a gift. You put tension on the ribbon and tie the knot, and when you release the bow. This tension and release are seen as symbolic of women’s liberation, the suffragette movement and the ongoing struggle for women’s rights.
There’s something of an irony going on with the bow as a symbol of women’s liberation. Just think about the lace-up corsets from the 19th century, for example. For some women, bows symbolise their distinct femininity in a very old-school way. It seems, there’s something of a disconnect going on here! It could mean that they think of themselves as fulfilling some old gender role that doesn’t necessarily conform to the more fluid gender roles of the modern day. That’s ok. I tend to think, that when women claim an identity for themselves, they also empower themselves. In this context, the bow really does represent a woman’s right to choose who they are, whether that is a liberated and strong politically active woman, or a so-called “girly girl” who identifies more strongly with a rigid female stereotype. She is strong, attractive, and of worth and value.
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.