From Scott Kay, a pair of vintage-vibe drop earrings: white sapphire accented cross-like motifs dangle from mysterious, black spinels. Clutch/post, sterling silver earrings with a black rhodium finish.
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DANGLE: An earring that swings below the lobe.
STERLING SILVER: Also known as "Standard Silver," sterling silver is silver alloyed with other metals to increase the hardness and durability. Generally, sterling is 92.5% silver and 7.5% other metals. Some sterling silver jewelry is plated with 14kt-18kt gold and referred to as "vermeil," or "gold over sterling."
POLISHED: A buffed-out finish used to produce a mirror-like shine.
POST/CLUTCH: An earring with a post insert and a slide-on clutch backing to hold it in place.
2 3/4 inches
SAPPHIRE: A favorite gemstone of ancient priests and royalty, the sapphire radiates sophistication and grace. This prized gem comes in every hue of blue, plus the more unexpected shades of pink, yellow, green and orange, and is September's birthstone.
(Color: White, Shape & Cutting Style: Round Fancy, Weight: 0.45 carats, Size: 1 mm)
SPINEL: This rare and durable gemstone, found in a beguiling shade of inky black, catches the eye when set in rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings. Spinel's red glow is also very beautiful in its own right and in ages past it was mistaken for a ruby. Spinel is also found in captivating tones of pink, purple and green.
(Color: Black, Quantity: 2, Shape & Cutting Style: Round Cabochon,
CABOCHON: A style of cutting gemstones to achieve a smooth, domed surface with an absence of facets.
Size: 3 mm)