Whimsical and expressive, these fun koi earrings will be perfect to show your love of the water! Decorated by .90 ct. t.w. amethysts and .35 ct. t.w. violet iolites with sparkling diamond accents and .15 ct. t.w. garnet rounds, this subtle design could require a close look to appreciate all the details. Clip/post, sterling silver earrings.
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.
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:
IOLITE: Ranging in shades from light blue to violet blue to deep rich blue, the iolite mesmerizes with its ability to change colors when viewed from different angles. Long ago, Vikings relied on this unique gemstone to help guide them at sea.
(Color: Violet, Quantity: 16, Shape & Cutting Style: Round, Weight: 0.35 ct. t.w.)
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: 42, Shape & Cutting Style: Round, Weight: 0.90 ct. t.w.)
GARNET: the birthstone of January. One glance at the deep red seeds nestled inside of a pomegranate explains why the word "garnet" comes from the Latin word "granatus," meaning "grain" or "seed." This name was given to the garnet because of its close resemblance to the succulent seed.
(Color: Burgundy, Quantity: 4, Shape & Cutting Style: Round, Weight: 0.15 ct. t.w.)
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.
I got these earrings more because I wanted something of this size that had purple stones in it (rather than because I'm into koi fish). What a gorgeous pair of earrings and the koi details makes me love this fish! So much detail in them and they are exquisite. For the cost, you can't find anything like these at most stores, especially not department stores and chain jewelers. I like the hinge-type clip too because a regular post wouldn't have made these as secure. One of my favorite Ross-Simon earring purchases.
DiViWA | Seattle, WA | December 31, 2014
Bottom Line: I would recommend this to a friend!
5.0 out of 5.0
Awesome Carp Earrings
The earrings are even better in person than on line. They have exquisite details and I have received rave reviews about how pretty they are.