C. 1980. As if tossed to the shore by a mischievous wave, these fabulous 1.50 ct. t.w. green tourmaline shell earrings capture the essence of the ocean. Beautifully flecked with shards of gold. Clip, 14kt yellow gold earrings. Exclusive, one-of-a-kind Estate Jewelry.
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.
CLIP: An earring that clips-on with a clamp backing, relying on tension and friction to hold it in place. Perfect for people who don't have pierced ears.
Stones per Earring:
TOURMALINE: the "gemstone of the rainbow" comes in a dizzying array of colors and is usually created from more than a dozen elements, making it perfect for jewelry. The most popular tourmaline is deep pink, and a true favorite is watermelon... a gem of green and pink together.
(Color: Green, Quantity: 2, Shape & Cutting Style: Round Cabochon,
CABOCHON: A style of cutting gemstones to achieve a smooth, domed surface with an absence of facets.
Weight: 1.50 ct. t.w., Size: 5.5 mm)
SHELL: A treasured gift of the sea, shell has been used for ornamentation since recorded time. Shell makes a classic choice for cameo designs and is often carved in relief to display a ladylike motif, presented in a frame of precious metal.
(Color: Orange, Quantity: 2)