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.
Gold and 14kt 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.
LOBSTER CLASP: named after the pinching style of the hook, this clasp is often shaped like a lobster's claw. Use your finger to work the lever to open the clasp.
MOONSTONE: named for the white reflection that mimics the reflection of moonshine. Typically polished and featuring a cabochon cut, moonstone's light-catching shimmer is perfect for fine jewelry. In Europe, moonstone is the birthstone for June.
(Color: Brown, Quantity: 27, Shape & Cutting Style: Round Bead, Size: 14 mm)
PYRITE: With its gorgeous, golden metallic luster and pale brass-yellow tone, this fiery mineral -- which actually creates sparks when struck against steel -- earned the nickname "fool's gold". Often used in marcasite jewelry by the Victorians, glittering pyrite set in silver is still wildly popular today.
(Color: Metallic Gray, Quantity: 18, Shape & Cutting Style: Round Faceted Bead
FACETED BEAD: A stone with a drilled hole and a faceted surface. Strung together to decorate bracelets, necklaces, and earrings.
, Size: 3-3.5 mm)
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: Brown, Quantity: 12, Shape & Cutting Style: Oval,
OVAL: An elliptical shape that resembles an egg.
Size: 3-3.5 mm)