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.
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.
WIRE: sometimes called "shepherd's hooks" or "fishhooks," earwires are a thin, hook-shaped earring backs. They thread onto the ear and can sometimes be squeezed into place or held on with a rubber clutch.
Stones per Earring:
CUBIC ZIRCONIA: once called the poor cousin to the diamond, CZ's have since become a fashion statement in their own right. Perfect for travel and a little extra bling, CZ Jewelry is one of man's flawless creations.
(Color: Colorless, Quantity: 2, Shape & Cutting Style: Round, Weight: 4.00 ct. t.w.)
These are nice little cz earrings. This company does have to watch the quality that they are putting out as the stones are somewhat different for each ear. But they are pretty enough to keep anyway. I have noticed quality issues with other Ross Simons jewelry as well. They may not publish this review but it needs to be said. The gold around the cz is on the rough side but since it does not touch your ear it's o.k. All and all they are pretty but the quality could be better.