Direct from Torre del Greco, Italy, the cameo capital of the world, these cameo and Baroque cultured pearl earrings are a masterful treat! Exquisitely carved shell cameos feature traditional portraits of a lady in profile. Paired with 18-19mm baroque cultured freshwater pearls, which sway gracefully from the cameos. Earwire, 18kt gold over sterling silver 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.
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.
WIRE: sometimes called "shepherd's hooks" or "fishhooks," earwires are a thin, hook-shaped earring backs. They thread onto the ear and can sometimes be squeezed into place or held on with a rubber clutch.
2 3/4 inches
Stones per Earring:
SHELL: A treasured gift of the sea, shell has been used for ornamentation since recorded time. Shell makes a classic choice for cameo designs and is often carved in relief to display a ladylike motif, presented in a frame of precious metal.
(Quantity: 2, Shape & Cutting Style: Oval
OVAL: An elliptical shape that resembles an egg.
CAMEO: A low relief carving where the carving is above the background layer. Usually carved in shell or stone to portray the profile of a woman.
Size: 25X19 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: White, Quantity: 2, Shape & Cutting Style: Baroque,
BAROQUE: is the term used to describe oversized and irregularly-shaped pearls. Baroque pearls add interest and intrigue to classic jewelry styles.
Size: 18-19 mm)