This simple, delicate, gold fill horseshoe necklace accentuates the collarbone, and looks great with absolutely everything. It can be paired with a long, funky necklace for a little "pop" or just rocked solo. The handmade gold fill horseshoe is polished to a beautiful shine. The delicate sparkly chain is gold fill as well. Dimensions: Circle: 12mm Chain length: 38cm. Also available in sterling silver.
If you're curious about gold fill, heres a few things to know:
- Gold fill is NOT the same as plating; there is 100x more gold in gold fill vs. gold plating! Thus it does not wear or chip off over time.
- Gold fill is great for those who have sensitive skin, most people with sensitivity to metals can wear gold fill without any reaction.
- Gold fill does not discolor the skin and can be cared for the same way you might care for any gold piece.
Everything Queens Metal makes starts from raw materials -- sheets of silver and copper, lengths of metal tube and wire, and chunks of jewelers wax. From there, they use traditional metalsmithing techniques -- sawing, forming, soldering -- to bring their designs to life.
Queens Metal is their rallying cry to women everywhere. They want their jewelry to remind women that jewelry should be fun, outrageous, and joyful. They want them to feel empowered when they try on something from the Queens Metal collection.
New Orleans Artist and Designer Krista DeJoseph has been at the helm of Queens Metal since 2006. She studied jewelry making in New York, NY, Chiapas, Mexico, and the Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina.
In Spring, 2014 Krista opened the jewelry and lifestyle store Tooth & Nail Trading Co, on historic Magazine Street in New Orleans, LA.