Gold plated Choker Necklace

It may seem like every thing I am designing is gold plated these days. This is far from the truth. Vintage gold plated sterling Herringbone chain is even harder to find than the silver variety. But I have been hunting for them for a while because my gold plated jewelry was popular. So if I’m lucky I can find four pieces with matching width and flexibility that I can make a choker necklace from.
The necklace pictured above has a length of about 40 cm and a depth of about 6 cm.

The curb chain and the clasp used (in the back) are gold plated silver too. The other findings (eyelets and label) however are “gold-filled”. This means the layer of gold is thicker and won’t wear off as quickly (the metal underneath is “base metal”, usually copper).

Part of the vintage herringbone chain I normally use was once gold plated. When the gold plating wears off the jewelry is discarded. These pieces still have a lot of their golden color but I like them when they have just a hint of gold shine too.

The choker pictured above (top photo) is on sale at Margreeth Olsthoorn’s shop in Rotterdam.