Gold is considered a metal of Sun - bright and warming, it is believed to bring happiness and comfort to the wearer.
Symbol for gold element is AU. It is derived from latin name for gold - ‘Aurum’, meaning shining sunrise or glow of dawn. Indeed, shine of gold is akin to a setting sun.
In fact, it is the only metal that is yellow in color naturally.
Pure gold - 24 karat - is a very soft metal. In fact, too soft - so in order to make jewelry it is mixed with other metals that add it strength and durability.
Most popular alloy of gold is 14K gold, where gold is reinforced with metals such as silver and copper.
That allow us to make delicate and interesting gold pieces, as well as have such beautiful alloys as rose gold and white gold.
Necklaces and Chains Size Guide
Necklaces and chains will look somewhat different on people of different sizes, but there are some common sizes you can expect.
|14" to 16"
||Fits like a collar or a choker, depending on neck size.
|18" to 20"
||Will typically reach past your collarbone.
|24" to 28"
||That length will usually go past your neckline.
|30" and up
||Reaches your abdomen.
The best way to find out how chain/necklace will fit you is to measure your neck circumference and base your judgment on that.