Handmade beaded necklace with gold filled-findings
1960 Vintage vinyl African beads & macrame on nylon thread
40.5 cm Length extra chain for extendable size 5cm
Gold-filled is constructed in two or three layers. The core metal is jewelers’ brass. A gold alloy is then bonded to one or both surfaces of the brass core with heat and pressure. Unlike plated (aka electroplated or "dipped") metals, Gold-filled is legally required to contain 5% or 1/20 gold by weight.