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.
SPRINGRING CLASP: Invented in the early 1900s this diminutive device is highly effective. It's a hollow circular metal fastener with a spring opening. This keeps the clasp closed.
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: 10, Shape & Cutting Style: Round, Weight: 4.00 ct. t.w., Size: 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: Marquise,
MARQUISE: An elliptical shape that comes to a point at the top and bottom. Sometimes referred to as a "navette."
Weight: 2.20 ct. t.w., Size: 7x3 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: 8, Shape & Cutting Style: Heart,
HEART: A shape that takes the form of a heart symbol, with two curved sections at the top and a point at the bottom.
Weight: 3.10 ct. t.w., Size: 5x5 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: Burgundy, Quantity: 9, Shape & Cutting Style: Oval,
OVAL: An elliptical shape that resembles an egg.
Weight: 4.70 ct. t.w., Size: 6x4 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: 8, Shape & Cutting Style: Pear,
PEAR: Similar to the outline of a pear fruit, this is a round shape that comes to a point on one side.
Weight: 4.00 ct. t.w., Size: 6x4 mm)
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