Enviably green earrings: glittering edges of .60 ct. t.w. peridot and .16 ct. t.w. of round brilliant cut diamonds accentuate large kite-shaped aventurines. Capped with triangular cuts of white chalcedony. Clip/post, 14kt yellow gold earrings.
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/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.
1 3/8 inches
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: 24, Shape & Cutting Style: Round Brilliant,
BRILLIANT: A gemstone cut to enhance brilliance without sacrificing much carat weight. Typically has 58 facets.
Color Grade: H-I, Clarity: I1-I2, Weight: 0.16 ct. t.w.)
PERIDOT: the birthstone of the month of August, peridot is only found in one color: green. Historians are now convinced that some, if not all, of the emeralds that Cleopatra was famous for wearing were not actually emeralds but deep green peridot stones from Egypt.
(Color: Green, Quantity: 30, Shape & Cutting Style: Round, Weight: 0.60 ct. t.w., Size: 1-2 mm)
CHALCEDONY: a family of minerals that is often milky gray or bluish in color. Chalcedony includes a number of stones including onyx (black), carnelian (waxy red), agate (wide ranging palette) and bloodstone (brownish red.)
(Color: White, Quantity: 2, Shape & Cutting Style: Triangle,
TRIANGLE: A three-sided, pointed shape.
Size: 10X7 mm)
AVENTURINE: This unique gemstone can contain small inclusions of shiny minerals that give off a glistening, light-reflecting shimmer. Aventurine, sometimes mistaken for green jade, is often presented as cabochons or beads in fine jewelry designs.
(Color: Green, Quantity: 2, Shape & Cutting Style: Kite
KITE: A pointed and elongated shape with four sides.
CHECKERBOARD: A technique that creates a contrast of dark and light when light hits the pattern of square or diamond-shaped facets.
Size: 22X13 mm)