This cultured pearl and black spinel heart center bracelet makes a pretty, inspirational statement on a gleaming stream of 5-6mm semi-baroque cultured freshwater pearls. Bracelet stretches to fit most wrists. Hammered and polished 14kt yellow gold over sterling silver bracelet.
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.
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."
HAMMERED: A dimpled finish that looks as if it were applied through various strikes of a hammer. The result is a random, banged-out look with an artisanal appeal. A hammered piece can appear either matte or polished.
POLISHED: A buffed-out finish used to produce a mirror-like shine.
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: 28, Shape & Cutting Style: Semi-baroque,
SEMI-BAROQUE: A pearl with a slightly irregular shape.
Size: 5-6 mm)
SPINEL: This rare and durable gemstone, found in a beguiling shade of inky black, catches the eye when set in rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings. Spinel's red glow is also very beautiful in its own right and in ages past it was mistaken for a ruby. Spinel is also found in captivating tones of pink, purple and green.
(Color: Black, Quantity: 13, Shape & Cutting Style: Round Fancy, Size: 1 mm)
I purchased this bracelet for a teenager girl for her birthday. I know she likes it very much and complemented several times. It is delicate enough to be elegant yet has style and charm. Since then I have seen the girl wearing it on many occasions. it presents well with casual t-shirt and jeans or elegant dress.