The unique design of this 14k gold vermeil necklace combines a single shape, which artistically integrates our signature Fiore outline, with a small piece of the Flower of Life. I designed this necklace using a large link chain to balance the petite center pendant.
Mandorla is translated from Italian to mean "almond." The mandorla is represented in sacred geometry as the overlapping pie shape of two perfectly overlapping concentric circles. While it is normally defined as when the edge of the two circle touch the center point of the circle next to it, in religious art, the mandorla is the almond-shaped aureole of light surrounding the entire figure of a holy person. It is famously utilized in Christian art to spotlight the figure of Christ and is also found in the art of Buddhism.
Vermeil is defined as an overlay of gold on sterling silver. This ensures a quality metal as opposed to base metals under your gold. Because of its plating, vermeil should never be polished. If severe tarnish is occurring from the sterling silver tarnishing beneath your gold, an ultrasonic cleaning can be used on a limited basis. To help reduce this tarnishing, we have added a palladium layer between our sterling silver and gold on many items. Your vermeil will look beautiful for a long time to come and will “antique” with age for a charming new look. Just remember to protect it in your anti-tarnish felt bag or a velvet lined jewelry box to avoid scratching, chemicals, hairspray, and make-up.