The transforming hues of alexandrite come together with the powerful shine of near colorless round brilliant cut diamonds in these magnificent drop earrings. Ovals of .40 ct. t.w. alexandrite rest in frames of .21 ct. t.w. diamonds that continue on the bale. Leverback, 18kt yellow 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.
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.
LEVER: An earring backing with a hook-shaped insert and a hinged leverback to hold it in place.
Stones per Earring:
ALEXANDRITE: Alexandrite is a rare variety of chrysoberyl with a unique color change property. The gemstone will appear green under natural light and purplish-red under artificial light.
(Color: Green, Quantity: 2, Shape & Cutting Style: Oval,
OVAL: An elliptical shape that resembles an egg.
Weight: 0.40 ct. t.w., Size: 4x3 mm)
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: 50, 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: SI2-I1, Weight: 0.21 ct. t.w.)