C. 1980. When the occasion merits some extra bling, you'll be reaching for these faux emerald and .20 ct. t.w diamond drop earrings from our estate collection. The pretty faux sapphires and round diamonds adorn an openwork setting that will get you from your desk to dinner in style. Leverback, brushed and polished 14kt white gold earrings. Exclusive, one-of-a-kind Estate Jewelry.
DROP: A dangling or stationary detail which "drops" from a bale, strand or earring backing.
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.
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.
BRUSHED: A low-luster finish with a very fine texture that looks as if it were applied with a wire brush.
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: 14, Shape & Cutting Style: Round Brilliant,
BRILLIANT: A gemstone cut to enhance brilliance without sacrificing much carat weight. Typically has 58 facets.
Color Grade: H, Clarity: SI2-I1, Weight: 0.20 ct. t.w.)
SYNTHETIC EMERALD: A gemstone that is created in a laboratory to mimic the actual properties of a natural emerald. Commonly known as "created emerald," it features the same gallant green color and transparent radiance, but is significantly more affordable than an emerald found in nature.
(Color: Green, Quantity: 4, Shape & Cutting Style: Round, Weight: 0.05 ct. t.w., Size: 1.5 mm)