C. 1960. These vintage earrings from the 1960s blend the classic with the contemporary: Eighteen round opals are beautifully highlighted with black enamel and gold. Clip, polished 14kt yellow gold earrings. Exclusive, one-of-a-kind Estate Jewelry.
DROP: A dangling or stationary detail which "drops" from a bale, strand or earring backing.
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.
ENAMEL: Enamel is a glass-like colored coating which is applied or "painted" over the surface of a piece of metal, ceramic or glass. Enamel is made from powdered glass or an epoxy resin material.
CLIP: An earring that clips-on with a clamp backing, relying on tension and friction to hold it in place. Perfect for people who don't have pierced ears.
1 1/2 inches
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: White, Quantity: 18, Shape & Cutting Style: Round Cabochon,
CABOCHON: A style of cutting gemstones to achieve a smooth, domed surface with an absence of facets.
Weight: 1.15 ct. t.w., Size: 2.5-3.5 mm)