In these grand silhouettes, pastels have a bold new personality. The earrings drop cushion-cut pink opals and pear-shaped cabochon amazonites bejeweled with 3.50 ct. t.w. amethysts, .33 ct. t.w. round brilliant-cut diamonds, and .10 ct. t.w. sapphires. Clip/post, 18kt rose gold earrings.
18KT: Karat (abbreviated kt or K) is a unit that indicates the purity of gold in the metal. 18kt is 75% gold. In Europe, 18K yellow gold is most favored and used in jewelry.
ROSE GOLD: Gold is a precious metal which is naturally quite soft. To give it a rose color and increase its strength, gold is alloyed with other metals, such as copper and silver. 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/POST: An earring with a post insert and a clip mechanism to hold it in place. The post can be removed by a jeweler to convert the earrings to clip-on.
Stones per Earring:
Diamond: The hardest and most brilliant of all gemstones, a diamond can make the heart race with its pure and fiery spark. An ancient symbol of love, a diamond is the preferred gemstone for tokens of affection, such as rings, earrings, necklaces and bracelets. Diamond is the birthstone for April.
(Quantity: 120, Shape & Cutting Style: Round Brilliant,
BRILLIANT: A gemstone cut to enhance brilliance without sacrificing much carat weight. Typically has 58 facets.
Color Grade: H, Clarity: SI1-SI2, Weight: 0.33 ct. t.w.)
OPAL: With an iridescent luster that can reveal a beautiful kaleidoscope of color, the opal has inspired many myths and legends. A white opal with swirls of soft pastel shades is popular for jewelry, but opals also come in black and blue. Opal is the gemstone for October birthdays.
(Color: Pink, Quantity: 2, Shape & Cutting Style: Cushion,
CUSHION: A gemstone that features a rounded square shape. The facet arrangement can be either a type of modified brilliant cut or a checkerboard pattern.
Size: 13x13 mm)
AMETHYST: A natural variety of quartz, amethyst ranges in color from deep purple to pale lavender, and even to warm greens. Amethyst has been used during meditation to provide a sense of spiritual balance. Amethyst is the birthstone of February.
(Color: Purple, Quantity: 8, Shape & Cutting Style: Round, Weight: 3.50 ct. t.w., Size: 5 mm)
SAPPHIRE: A favorite gemstone of ancient priests and royalty, the sapphire radiates sophistication and grace. This prized gem comes in every hue of blue, plus the more unexpected shades of pink, yellow, green and orange, and is September's birthstone.
(Color: Blue, Quantity: 2, Shape & Cutting Style: Round, Weight: 0.10 ct. t.w., Size: 2 mm)
AMAZONITE: Sometimes confused with jade, is most often cut into cabochons or beads and is polished for a radiant shine. This pale, blue-green gemstone sometimes contains grey or white markings that add to the stone's natural allure.
(Color: Green, Quantity: 2, Shape & Cutting Style: Pear
PEAR: Similar to the outline of a pear fruit, this is a round shape that comes to a point on one side.
CABOCHON: A style of cutting gemstones to achieve a smooth, domed surface with an absence of facets.
Size: 25x15 mm)