DROP: A dangling or stationary detail which "drops" from a bale, strand or earring backing.
18KT: Karat (abbreviated kt or K) is a unit that indicates the purity of gold in the metal. 18kt is 75% gold. In Europe, 18K yellow gold is most favored and used in jewelry.
Gold Over Sterling
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.
Stones per Earring:
Cultured Freshwater Pearl
CULTURED PEARLS: Likened to the moon, pearls have been valued for their luminous glow and natural beauty for thousands of years. Today, high-quality cultured freshwater pearls make pearl jewelry affordable to all. Pearl is the traditional birthstone for the month of June.
(Color: White, Quantity: 2, Shape & Cutting Style: Oval,
OVAL: An elliptical shape that resembles an egg.
Size: 8-9 mm)
OPAL: With an iridescent luster that can reveal a beautiful kaleidoscope of color, the opal has inspired many myths and legends. A white opal with swirls of soft pastel shades is popular for jewelry, but opals also come in black and blue. Opal is the gemstone for October birthdays.
(Color: Blue, Quantity: 2, Shape & Cutting Style: Round Cabochon,
CABOCHON: A style of cutting gemstones to achieve a smooth, domed surface with an absence of facets.
Weight: 0.85 ct. t.w., Size: 5 mm)
These are quite beautiful! Only suggestion to make them even better would be to have the pearl hang a bit lower, so it dangles.
hkitty | Gainesville, FL | August 17, 2012
Bottom Line: I would recommend this to a friend!
2.0 out of 5.0
OK, but not great
The pearls were not matched and the opals are more green than blue. Â Not at all what they looked like in the picture.
| | May 7, 2014
1.0 out of 5.0
Stones did not match
I had to return these earrings as the opals did not match. Not only did they not match, one stone looked like an opal, the other was a dull blue and did not look like an opal at all. The difference was just to much for me to keep these earrings. Very disappointed that Ross Simons would let something like this slip through.