Fringed with 10.00 ct. t.w. of teadrop briolette iolites, these swinging, swaying drop hoop chandelier earrings are hand-wrapped with fine wire. Hanging length is 2". Earwire, 14kt yellow gold over sterling silver earrings.
DANGLE: An earring that swings below the lobe.
1 1/4 inches
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.
WIRE: sometimes called "shepherd's hooks" or "fishhooks," earwires are a thin, hook-shaped earring backs. They thread onto the ear and can sometimes be squeezed into place or held on with a rubber clutch.
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: Purple, Quantity: 34, Shape & Cutting Style: Teardrop
TEARDROP: An elongated pear shape, rounded at one side and pointed at the other.
BRIOLETTE: A three-dimensional teardrop gemstone bead with triangular facets all around.
Weight: 10.00 ct. t.w., Size: 5.5x3 mm)