This lovely necklace depicts a detail from a Hans Wechtlin chiaroscuro print of the Virgin and Child. The pendant has been laser etched and cut and hangs on 14k gold filled chain. This is of a much higher quality than gold plated chain and has a thicker layer of gold on it. Gold Filled components are made of a base metal (usually brass or copper) covered by sheets of gold in a mechanical bonding process. This produces athick coat of gold: the gold content is 5% or 1/20 of the total weight. 14k gold filled components are hard wearing and should last a long time. They are also safe for most people with sensitive skin.
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