Produced in Los Angeles, CA and Paired with chain imported from Italy; the birdcage necklace is .925 Sterling Silver finished in 14k Gold, 18k Gold and onyx Vermeil.
Vermeil (pronounced ver-may) is produced by coating sterling silver with carat gold. To be considered vermeil, the gold must be at least 10-carat and be at least 2.5 micrometers thick. This layer of gold is thicker than that applied using the electroplating process and will far outwear a gold plated item.
Top image displays pendant on 30" beads. Bottom image displays piece on 30" franco