Our rising sun necklace is inspired by the coins of ancient Greece and Egyptian mythology. The Sun symbolizes the supreme cosmic power – the life-force that enables all things to thrive and grow. This statement necklace speaks to life and the the power we hold with in ourselves, our ability to thrive and grow even in the most adverse conditions. There is a light deep within you let it shine, let it radiate out and touch all those around you. Share your journey for it is the source of your strength and by doing so give life and light to those who forgot it was in them all along. This is the quintessential timeless piece that speaks to the truth of what lies within you.
3 x 2 cm Sun Pendant
24K Yellow Gold Vermeil
Available Chain Styles/Lengths
16" cable chain adjustable to 18"
Please Note: The patina on each pendant may vary as each one is painted and aged by hand. Solid Gold and Gold Vermeil pieces are made to order.
What is Gold Vermeil? Vermeil (French for silver, pronounced ver-may) refers to a variety of gold-coated metal. For metal to be considered vermeil, it needs to meet three main trade criteria:
The base of the metal must be of sterling (92.5%) or fine (99.9%) silver. This is why vermeil is also known by its other names: Silver Gilt or Gilded Silver
The purity of the gold must be of at least 10 karats
The thickness of the gold coat should consist of a minimum of 2.5 microns (0.0025 millimeters)
If these three criteria are not met, then the metal becomes gold-filled or gold-plated. You can also find gold vermeil in other colors such as rose gold.
Gold vermeil allows the jeweler to create beautiful gold jewelry designs, without the expense of using solid gold. Gold vermeil jewelry is crafted only using precious metals so it is more hypoallergenic and it gives the wearer the option of wearing gold jewelry at a much lower cost than solid gold.
The Pirate + The Gypsy is a Canadian based sustainable bespoke jewelry studio and private boutique located in New Westminster, BC. We focus on ecologically conscious materials and transparency with consideration to the jewelry’s impact on our environment. We believe that sustainability begins with longevity and by creating timeless, bespoke, heirloom quality Jewelry that will be cherished and passed on we are keeping them out of our landfills and on our bodies. All collections are crafted with high quality hypoallergenic recycled metals.
The Pirate + The Gypsy was founded by Paula + Joel Godden in 2015. As a Greek, Polish and Romani woman Paula was never taught that Gypsy was negative and was encouraged to embrace who she is, her heritage and her history. It is in within The Pirate + The Gypsy jewelry creations that the stories of Paula’s childhood and culture are reborn in hopes of reclaiming the beauty behind the name and the people.
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