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.
LAPIS LAZULI: The blue stone is said to encourage harmony in relationships and is known as the stone of friendship and truth. Typically presented with a cabochon cut, lapis lazuli jewelry is rarely faceted, although it is sometimes highly polished.
(Color: Blue, Quantity: 1, Shape & Cutting Style: Rectangle
RECTANGLE: An elongated, symmetrical shape with four sides.
CABOCHON: A style of cutting gemstones to achieve a smooth, domed surface with an absence of facets.
Size: 28x14 mm)
MARCASITE: Made popular during the Victorian Era, marcasite (also known as iron pyrite) shimmers with a metallic luster and diamond-like sparkle. Often used in Art Deco and Art Nouveau designs, marcasite lends jewelry a vintage vibe.
(Color: Metallic Gray, Quantity: 28, Shape & Cutting Style: Round, Size: 1.5 mm)