These inside-outside hoop earrings are romantic and feminine with their warm pink tones. Sparkling pink morganite totaling 5.75 carats, lines the outer front and inner back, blending beautifully with the 14kt rose gold of sterling silver. Hinged post, 14kt rose gold over sterling silver earrings.
HOOP: An earring that loops from the front of the ear to the back.
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.
Gold Over Sterling
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.
HINGED: A bale with a hinge. The hinge allows the pendant to be placed on and taken off a chain easily and without sliding. Ideal for putting pendants on chains that have large clasps.
HINGED POST: An earring with a straight post insert and a hinged backing to hold it in place.
1 3/8 inches
Stones per Earring:
MORGANITE: Named after the great American tycoon and gem collector J. P. Morgan, morganite's soft pink to peach shades add blushing beauty to jewelry designs. This rare gemstone is surprisingly affordable and brings an undeniable charm to rings, necklaces, bracelets and earrings.
(Color: Pink, Quantity: 50, Shape & Cutting Style: Round Fancy, Weight: 5.75 ct. t.w., Size: 3 mm)
One of the few times I've been disappointed with RS over the past 10 yrs. I would have sent back the earrings, but I guess my wife would rather have mediocre earrings in the hand than the potential of something better in the future.