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RHODIUM PLATED SILVER CRESCENT MOON LARIAT NECKLACE

Christine Alexander Fine Jewellery


Regular price £47.00
RHODIUM PLATED SILVER CRESCENT MOON LARIAT NECKLACE

This heavenly necklace, end to end is 18 inches, however, the drop is a further two inches, and the whole is made from Sterling Silver.

Arrives in a gift box inside a padded envelope. 

This design is also available in Gold Vermeil.

A precious white metal from the Platinum family, Rhodium costs eight times more than pure gold (23 times more than 9ct Gold) and four times more than its relative Platinum! A very hard and scratch-resistant metal, it is sometimes used to plate silver, which also prevents it from tarnishing. As it is whiter in appearance than White Gold and Platinum, it is often used as a coating and is sometimes referred to as Rhodium flashing. It is often electroplated on the shoulders or prongs of Yellow Gold rings, in order to create an illusion setting for Diamonds. 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.

The crescent shape is a type of lune, the latter consisting of a circular disk with a portion of another disk removed from it so that what remains is a shape enclosed by two circular arcs which intersect at two points. The tapered regions towards the points of intersection of the two arcs are known as the "horns" of the crescent. The word crescent is derived etymologically from the present participle of the Latin verb crescere "to grow", technically denoting the waxing moon (luna crescens). The shape of the lit side of a spherical body (most notably the Moon) that appears to be less than half illuminated by the Sun as seen by the viewer appears in a different shape from what is generally termed a crescent in planar geometry: Assuming the terminator lies on a great circle, the crescent Moon will actually appear as the figure bounded by a half-ellipse and a half-circle, with the major axis of the ellipse coinciding with a diameter of the semicircle.

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