Shank at bottom is 4mm thick (sturdy, durable piece). Note on VIEWING Photos : the enlarged photo, on an average 19in computer monitor/screen is about 4 times actual size; which means any minute silver-blemishes will not be conspicuously visible when wearing it, if they can be seen at all. The beauty & essence of a Blue-Topaz Lagos necklace is the vibrancy & character that stems from the tonality of such a gorgeous & stunning gemstone such as this one... A real statement in fine jewels, with the vibrant 18Kt yellow gold beads that enhance the piece with their eye-catching contrast.
Great for elegant occasions or everyday comfortable wearing. Topaz has a hardness of 8 on the Mohs hardness scale out of 10 on the "max" side... , which makes it extremely suitable for jewelry due to its pronounced durability and excellent resistance to scratches & overall wear.
This particular piece is in excellent condition... Dimensions of stone: 11.6mm x 10mm x 6.3mm.
Packaged in a fine Lagos pouch with cleaning-cloth. Setting dimension: slightly under 1 inch width. Hallmarks : " Caviar" (Lagos insignia collection) "750" (for 18Kt gold) & " 925" (for Sterling Silver). Under-inside the setting it's also a black-rhodium finish to avoid reflections in the underside.... This is to offer a more dimensional-non reflective & unique look with the eye-catching contrast of both metals, gold & silver; often you see these Lagos pieces extremely over-polished by jewelers where the Lagos- black-rhodium finish is taken out when polishing, &, the jewelry looks bleached(washed out), without character, flat....
We pride ourselves in being extremely detailed in protecting-preserving the original designers finish, such as in this necklace in which its great condition speaks for itself. Any light or dark areas on the "beads" themselves are from photo-reflections (highly polished gold & silver is very reflective of anything near), not intrinsic to the piece. Our Gemology Background: GIA diamond specialist, highly experienced in finer estate & antique jewelry. The item "Lagos Caviar Blue Topaz necklace, 18Kt gold & 925 Sterling Silver, snake chain" is in sale since Wednesday, February 28, 2018. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Fine Jewelry\Fine Necklaces & Pendants\Gemstone".The seller is "gemvalue" and is located in Miami, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States.