More than decorations, Gregg Ruth designs are an attitude, a lifestyle and a statement. With these circular earrings, the Malibu, California-based designer has created a luxurious play with color and contrast, swirling .86 ct. t.w. marquise rubies with .50 ct. t.w. of diamonds all around. Leverback, 18kt white gold earrings.
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.
WHITE GOLD: Gold is a precious metal which is naturally quite soft. To give it a white color and increase its strength, gold is alloyed with white metals, such as silver and/or palladium, and often plated with rhodium. 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.
LEVER: An earring backing with a hook-shaped insert and a hinged leverback to hold it in place.
Stones per Earring:
Diamond: The hardest and most brilliant of all gemstones, a diamond can make the heart race with its pure and fiery spark. An ancient symbol of love, a diamond is the preferred gemstone for tokens of affection, such as rings, earrings, necklaces and bracelets. Diamond is the birthstone for April.
(Quantity: 64, Shape & Cutting Style: Round Brilliant,
BRILLIANT: A gemstone cut to enhance brilliance without sacrificing much carat weight. Typically has 58 facets.
Color Grade: G-H, Clarity: VS2-SI1, Weight: 0.50 ct. t.w.)
RUBY: A bold fiery stone, the ruby is a symbol of wealth, vitality and love. When cut and polished, the ruby's high luster is as dazzling as a diamond's. Ruby jewelry makes the perfect gift for loved ones and is the birthstone for July.
(Color: Red, Quantity: 8, 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: 0.86 ct. t.w., Size: 4x2 mm)