HOOP: An earring that loops from the front of the ear to the back.
14KT: Karat (abbreviated kt or K) is a unit that indicates the purity of gold in the metal. 14kt is 58.33% gold. In the United States, 14K yellow gold is most favored and used in jewelry.
YELLOW GOLD: Gold is a precious metal with a natural yellow color. It is quite soft and often alloyed with other metals to increase its strength. The purity of the metal is indicated by a unit called a "karat," with 24kt having the highest percentage of natural gold.
POLISHED: A buffed-out finish used to produce a mirror-like shine.
HINGED: A bale with a hinge. The hinge allows the pendant to be placed on and taken off a chain easily and without sliding. Ideal for putting pendants on chains that have large clasps.
HINGED POST: An earring with a straight post insert and a hinged backing to hold it in place.
Stones per Earring:
Diamond: The hardest and most brilliant of all gemstones, a diamond can make the heart race with its pure and fiery spark. An ancient symbol of love, a diamond is the preferred gemstone for tokens of affection, such as rings, earrings, necklaces and bracelets. Diamond is the birthstone for April.
(Quantity: 14, Shape & Cutting Style: Round Brilliant,
BRILLIANT: A gemstone cut to enhance brilliance without sacrificing much carat weight. Typically has 58 facets.
Color Grade: H-I, Clarity: I1-I2, Weight: 1.00 ct. t.w.)
What could be better than classic gold hoops dressed up with diamonds? Â I have had similar earrings of lesser quality but the stones were either nearly invisible or showed obvious inclusions or color variations. These are clean and large enough to add significant sparkle. However, they are not too large or ostentatious, so they work well with anything from jeans to the classic little black dress. These will be my "default" earrings: the ones I wear all the time unless I choose another pair for the occasion. I hesitated for a long time between ordering the half carat or full carat size, and I'm happy that I went for the best.
This style of hinged hoop, with the part that goes through the ear inserting into the back, has long been my favorite. There is no tiny friction back to lose in the carpet, they are more secure, and there is no sharp point digging into my head if I should happen to sleep in them! This is an added feature for travel, as I can wear my earrings all the time without worries of misplacing or forgetting them in a hotel room.