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.
LABRADORITE: A unique mineral named for the Canadian region where it was discovered. Labradorite glows with an aura called labradorescence, causing it to shift in color depending on the viewing angle.
(Color: Gray, Quantity: 1, Shape & Cutting Style: Cabochon,
CABOCHON: A style of cutting gemstones to achieve a smooth, domed surface with an absence of facets.
Weight: 7.00 carats, Size: 12x12 mm)
TOPAZ: Available in a stunning selection of shades, the topaz's sky blue hue is one of the most popular colors for jewelry designs. Once thought to offer protection, today topaz is favored for its durability and affordability. Yellow topaz is the birthstone for November while blue topaz is for December.
(Color: White, Quantity: 30, Shape & Cutting Style: Round, Weight: 0.55 ct. t.w., Size: 1.5 mm)
I am very pleased with this purchase -- I hesitated at first because there's such variation in labradorite that I feared I might get a stone that didn't have the flash of luminous color that I so love. Â I need not have worried. Â I received an excellent stone in a most attractive (and rather unusual) setting. Â The white topaz complements the labradorite beautifully -- with not so much sparkle as glow. Â The topaz let the labradorite take center stage. The roped band is also a special touch. Â I have received many complements on this ring.