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.
CLIP/POST: An earring with a post insert and a clip mechanism to hold it in place. The post can be removed by a jeweler to convert the earrings to clip-on.
Stones per Earring:
MABE PEARLS: With their big, showy dome, mabe pearls offer all the glamour of South Sea pearls at a much more affordable price. Cultivated with a flat back, mabe pearls are a favorite for fine earrings, rings and pendants.
(Color: White, Quantity: 2, Shape & Cutting Style: Round, Size: 14-15 mm)
Although the earrings were a little smaller than appear on the computer, I was so pleased with the quality and the price that I kept them. If I ever find them in a larger size and a reasonable price, I'd be more than happy to purchase another pair from Ross Simons.