HOOP: An earring that loops from the front of the ear to the back.
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.
SNAP-BAR: An earring with a hinged post insert that "snaps" into a clamp to hold it in place.
Stones per Earring:
AMETHYST: A natural variety of quartz, amethyst ranges in color from deep purple to pale lavender, and even to warm greens. Amethyst has been used during meditation to provide a sense of spiritual balance. Amethyst is the birthstone of February.
(Color: Purple, Quantity: 4, Shape & Cutting Style: Multiple Fancy, Weight: 0.80 ct. t.w., Size: 5X3 mm)
CITRINE: A member of the quartz family, citrine symbolizes cheerfulness and prosperity. Its name is derived from the French word citron meaning lemon. This sunny stone comes in colors from lemon yellow to amber brown, with its coloring agent attributed to iron. Citrine is the birthstone for November.
(Color: Yellow, Quantity: 10, Shape & Cutting Style: Multiple Fancy, Weight: 0.65 ct. t.w., Size: 1.5-5X3 mm)
GARNET: the birthstone of January. One glance at the deep red seeds nestled inside of a pomegranate explains why the word "garnet" comes from the Latin word "granatus," meaning "grain" or "seed." This name was given to the garnet because of its close resemblance to the succulent seed.
(Color: Red, Quantity: 8, Shape & Cutting Style: Multiple Fancy, Weight: 0.90 ct. t.w., Size: 2X2-5X3 mm)
PERIDOT: the birthstone of the month of August, peridot is only found in one color: green. Historians are now convinced that some, if not all, of the emeralds that Cleopatra was famous for wearing were not actually emeralds but deep green peridot stones from Egypt.
(Color: Green, Quantity: 4, Shape & Cutting Style: Marquise,
MARQUISE: An elliptical shape that comes to a point at the top and bottom. Sometimes referred to as a "navette."
Weight: 0.65 ct. t.w., Size: 5X2.5 mm)
TOPAZ: Available in a stunning selection of shades, the topaz's sky blue hue is one of the most popular colors for jewelry designs. Once thought to offer protection, today topaz is favored for its durability and affordability. Yellow topaz is the birthstone for November while blue topaz is for December.
(Color: Blue, Quantity: 8, Shape & Cutting Style: Multiple, Weight: 1.35 ct. t.w., Size: 2.5-5X3 mm)