C. 2000. From the famed House of Mauboussin, these square mother-of-pearl hoop earrings provide a striking alternative to the traditional hoop. The gorgeous mother-of-pearl gleams with captivating allure. Hinged post, 18kt yellow gold earrings. Exclusive, one-of-a-kind Estate Jewelry.
HOOP: An earring that loops from the front of the ear to the back.
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.
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.
HINGED: A bale with a hinge. The hinge allows the pendant to be placed on and taken off a chain easily and without sliding. Ideal for putting pendants on chains that have large clasps.
HINGED POST: An earring with a straight post insert and a hinged backing to hold it in place.
Mother of Pearl
MOTHER-OF-PEARL: Glowing with an iridescent beauty, mother-of-pearl has been showcased in jewelry designs for thousands of years. As mother-of-pearl is a natural substance, it may vary in appearance, and its distinctive shimmer lends a quiet elegance to fine jewelry.
(Color: White, Quantity: 6, Shape & Cutting Style: Square,
SQUARE: A symmetrical shape with four equal sides.
Size: 5.5x5.5 mm)