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.
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: Button,
BUTTON: A pearl that is circular in shape with a flat bottom and a flattened or domed top.
Size: 3.5-4 mm)
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: 2, Shape & Cutting Style: Carved,
CARVED: When a gemstone is cut so that the outline or surface takes the form or likeness of a specific image or pattern.
Size: 17x11 mm)