Necklaces / Pendants by Cara Tonkin The Selene Long Scalloped Necklace is a classic style which is easy to wear, made from individually cut and textured crescents which delicately hang around the neck. It can be worn at 3 lengths to suit different necklines or preferences - 17”/18.5”/20”. This necklace is made from gold vermeil and measures 1cm in width. Features Primary Material : Silver Other Materials : gold Length (inches) : 20 One of a Kind : No Metal : 18ct gold and Sterling silver Hallmarked : Yes Cleaning InstructionsWHAT IS GOLD VERMEIL?Gold vermeil is a layer of gold over sterling silver, and requires a little care and attention. Always remove your gold vermeil jewellery when applying scent, lotions and potions, or even better, always put your jewellery on last when getting dressed.HOW DO I CARE FOR MY PLATED JEWELLERY?Never wear your gold vermeil jewellery in the shower or when swimming. Chlorine, especially at high temperatures, can permanently damage or discolour your gold vermeil jewellery.Gently clean your gold vermeil jewellery with a soft polishing cloth. Alernatively you can clean vermeil by using a lukewarm soapy mixture and a soft cloth. The soap you use should be a non oily, mild dishwashing liquid. Do not use the ones with oxides in them or is an anti-bacterial . After washing with the soft cloth and soapy water, you should rinse the piece and use another soft cloth to dry and polish it. Do not use a polishing agent, abrasive compounds or have gold vermeil jewellery machine polished as these processes will wear away at the layer of gold.As with all fine things in life, you should take care to protect your jewellery and always store in a jewellery box, taking care not to drop, or scratch.