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Toscana Italiana 18K Gold Embraced™ Handmade Byzantine Bracelet - 138-634
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138-634 - Toscana Italiana 18K Gold Embraced™ Handmade Byzantine Bracelet
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Plated Silver or Bronze
Toscana Italiana 18K Gold Embraced™ Handmade Byzantine Bracelet
A gorgeous, quality piece you'll treasure for years to come. This stunning bracelet features both polished and textured finishes on a hand assembled Byzantine chain. You'll be impressed by the substantial quality and elegant look. Be sure to pair it with other Toscana jewelry pieces to complete your look and accent your own unique personality.
Complete the look with the matching necklace 140-888.
Details
  • Choices: Rose Gold Embraced Yellow Gold Embraced
  • Metal: 18K gold embraced over bronze
  • Length Measurements: Small: 7-3/4"L, Fits up to a 6” Wrist Medium: 8-1/2"L, Fits up to a 7” Wrist Large: 9"L, Fits up to a 7-1/4” Wrist
  • Other Measurements: 3/4"W x 7/16" H
  • Chain Type: Byzantine
  • Clasp: Lobster
  • Collection: Toscana Italiana
  • Country of Origin: Italy
  • Please select your size according to your wrist length measurement listed above, due to this bracelet's wide width.
    Please Note: Manufacturing process is hand assembled.
  • Gold over Bronze   Link    
    Vermeil Plating: Pronounced "vermay," vermeil is an electroplating process in which 14K gold or higher is coated over sterling silver. Officially designated by the jewelry industry, items may only be sold as vermeil if they have a minimum thickness of 100 millionths of an inch (2.5 microns) of gold over the silver. Regular gold plating is less than 2.5 microns.
    The "vermeil" technique of plating sterling silver with gold originated in France in the 1750s. It differs from "gold filled" or "gold plated" in terms of the thickness or thinness of the microns over sterling silver. "Gold filled" pieces have a much thicker layer, between 15 and 45 microns, which is mechanically bonded to the base metal with heat and pressure. Vermeil is a more expensive version of "gold plated". It does not wear off as quickly as gold plating does. However, over time, vermeil wears off and therefore will require re-plating.
    Gold/Platinum Embraced Silver or Bronze: Our platinum and gold embraced collections feature layers of platinum or gold over sterling silver or bronze for a lustrous, radiant finish everywhere you look and touch.
    To care for your plated jewelry items:
  • Remove jewelry before bathing, swimming, washing hands, putting on make-up, lotions, perfumes, and/or working with household chemicals, cleaners, or acidic liquids.
  • Do not clean plated jewelry in an ultrasonic cleaner or in silver cleaning solutions, as it could completely remove the plating finish from your item.
  • Ensure your jewelry item is thoroughly dry before storing. Moisture in an enclosed space can increase tarnishing.
  • Store your plated jewelry in a jewelry box lined with felt or anti-tarnish material. Items should not be stacked as this may cause damage to the plating surface.
  • Do not use excessive pressure when cleaning with a polishing cloth or soft brush, as this may cause damage to the plating.
  • Over time your plated items will need to be re-plated. Contact your local jeweler for information on plating services.
    Necklace & Bracelet Clasp Types
    A clasp is more than a practical device used to fasten your jewelry. It is part of the overall design and can be a very important focal point. Be sure to consider if it will suit your needs of durability, fashion, comfort and peace of mind.
    Lobster Claw Clasp: As a traditional clasp style found in bracelets and necklaces, the lobster claw is generally reserved for heavier styles that may need added strength. The closure's shape is more oblong, similar to a teardrop shape, and is controlled by a tip that opens and closes the spring in the clasp. This type is also considered a more expensive finding that can add to the overall value of the jewelry piece.
    Magnetic Clasp: The popularity of the magnetic clasp has greatly increased in recent years. It is a quick and easy way to secure jewelry while not having to fuss with a tiny clasp, which can be difficult if you have long fingernails, arthritic hands or other mobility challenges. A magnetic clasp relies on a strong internal magnet that works to pull both ends of the clasp together. In most cases, a magnetic clasp is used for light to medium weight jewelry pieces that do not put excessive stress on the magnet.
    Slide Insert Clasp: This type of clasp is exactly as it sounds. With a box-like shape that is hollow on the inside, the wearer will slide the nearly-flat tab into the box until it clicks, indicating a secure closure. On some jewelry, a slide insert clasp will be accompanied by a side safety catch, which adds strength and security to the clasp. Although this type of clasp is found on both bracelets and necklaces, it is particularly popular on bracelet styles. These types of clasps are often reserved for more expensive jewelry.
    Spring Ring Clasp: One of the most common closure types, the spring ring clasp is typically used for light to medium weight bracelets or necklaces. It is round in its design and features a small tip which controls the opening and closing of the spring. The circle then closes around another smaller loop or link at the other end of the strand.
    Toggle Clasp: A toggle clasp is a narrow piece of metal, usually designed in the shape of a bar, which is then pushed through a circular ring to act as a fastener. Unlike the lobster claw or spring ring clasps, a toggle clasp is not controlled by a spring. The pretty design is less secure than other closure types, but is usually meant to be a big part of the design and is meant to "show". The clasp is an attractive way to secure a chunkier link bracelet or necklace.
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    About Toscana Italiana Toscana Italiana Jewelry is Italian-designed jewelry that captures the essence of Tuscany. Exciting, one-of-a-kind designs convey a sense of heritage, mystery, fascination, and passion.
    Toscana Italiana Jewelry is known for high-end design, blending textures, colors, and genuine gemstones to create objects of distinct beauty and style. Each piece is substantial in size and weight and boasts the feel of fine jewelry. A layer of rich, 18K gold over bronze creates a look that is thoroughly modern, yet suggestive of the past. The genuine gemstones in the line are bold, ambitious, and in-step with modern style. All of these details combine to create a collection of beautiful, inspired jewelry gleaming with irresistible style and affordability.
    Manuela Biancospino About the Guest Italian fashion and jewelry expert Manuela Biancospino's career began in journalism, and eventually paralleled her love for Italian fashion and jewelry design. With a flair for everything couture, Manuela will help you find your next favorite piece while revealing the Etruscan-inspired design elements behind this collection. Let Manuela present to you a collection that captures the essence of Italia with Toscana Italiana Jewelry.
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