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.
KYANITE: This affordable gemstone has many different looks. Kyanite can be faceted to reveal a brilliant luster, similar to that of a blue sapphire, or it can be shaped into beads where natural tonal variations lend a rich, earthy appeal.
(Color: Blue, Quantity: 1, Shape & Cutting Style: Oval,
OVAL: An elliptical shape that resembles an egg.
Weight: 1.35 carats, Size: 7X5 mm)
MOONSTONE: named for the white reflection that mimics the reflection of moonshine. Typically polished and featuring a cabochon cut, moonstone's light-catching shimmer is perfect for fine jewelry. In Europe, moonstone is the birthstone for June.
(Color: White, Quantity: 16, Shape & Cutting Style: Round Cabochon,
CABOCHON: A style of cutting gemstones to achieve a smooth, domed surface with an absence of facets.
Size: 2-3 mm)
TANZANITE: A new and rare discovery (1960's) that captures magnificent shades of purple and blue. Its crystal structure allows light to enter the stone and divide into two or three sectors which enhances the intensity of color. Tanzanite is an alternate for December birthstones.
(Color: Purple, Quantity: 12, Shape & Cutting Style: Round, Weight: 0.60 ct. t.w., Size: 2 mm)