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If using glass pearls, June could be white/opal pearl .... Garnet would be a deeper red than Ruby, according to your preferences.
Rosary Repairs are $15/hour. They very
often require little more than replacing some beads or chain.
If you are ordering more than one of the SAME item, it would be a good
idea to email me first and ask about availability .... parts may have
to be ordered, as I am one person and do not have a lot of stock on
Sterling silver is a metal that is meant to be worn. Left on top of a night stand, silver will tarnish. One way to prevent silver from tarnishing between displays or wearings is to keep the jewelry in cloth pouches or Zip-closure plastic bags. A silver cloth is the best way to remove tarnish from jewelry. Over time, liquid cleaners tend to yellow the metal (although buffing will bring back the original shine). Light mechanical buffing with a soft polish-treated cloth usually works best.
is specifically manufactured for jewelry. It is created by wrapping
a layer of 14K gold around a jewelers wire. The jewelers
wire gives a flexibility that solid gold wire does not have. The layer
of karat gold gives the benefits of solid gold wire (no tarnish &
no allergies), without the price tag of solid gold wire (which is too
soft to wear at 24K anyway). This keeps the price of owning a unique
handcrafted piece of jewelry manageable for most people. The amount
of gold contained in any gold filled item is subject to government regulation
as is solid gold. It is 100 times thicker than plated, which is generally
merely dipped. Gold filled is bonded with heat and pressure. It does
not chip, flake or wear off like gold plated or electroplate can in
time. Generally speaking, gold filled wears just about like 14K under
In the jewelry industry the quantity of gold must be at least 1/20th by weight of the total product. Under FTC regulations, a product may be marked as 14, 12 or 10kt gold-filled. Karat measurement of the gold content must be part of the marking or designation. So when you see 14k/20 that means it is 14k gold comprising 1/20 of the weight. Gold-filled items will remain gold for a lifetime if cared for properly.
The layer of gold IS a layer of karat
gold. It is NOT a microscopic film deposited after the fact like gold-plate.
It does NOT wear off like plate, it does NOT tarnish like plate, and
it does NOT have allergy problems like plate. If you can wear 14K gold,
you can 14K gold filled. Gold Filled wire is considered a lifetime product,
suitable for heirloom jewelry. The layer of gold does not wear off under
normal wear situations, making it an excellent choice for pins, pendants,
and bracelets. There is more than 100 times the amount of gold in gold-filled
than there is in gold-plate.