Mix it up! This set has a look for every mood with a reversible bale box chain necklace and three interchangeable gemstone attachments. Bale has enhanced black diamond accents on one side and white diamond accents on the other. Gemstones include a 6.50 carat round amethyst, a 7.25 carat cushion-cut citrine, and an 8.00 carat blue topaz pear-shape. Springring clasp, sterling silver necklace.
DROP: A dangling or stationary detail which "drops" from a bale, strand or earring backing.
Necklace Drop Width:
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.
SPRINGRING CLASP: Invented in the early 1900s this diminutive device is highly effective. It's a hollow circular metal fastener with a spring opening. This keeps the clasp closed.
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.
AMETHYST: A natural variety of quartz, amethyst ranges in color from deep purple to pale lavender, and even to warm greens. Amethyst has been used during meditation to provide a sense of spiritual balance. Amethyst is the birthstone of February.
(Color: Purple, Quantity: 1, Shape & Cutting Style: Round Faceted Bead
FACETED BEAD: A stone with a drilled hole and a faceted surface. Strung together to decorate bracelets, necklaces, and earrings.
, Weight: 6.50 carats, Size: 14 mm)
CITRINE: A member of the quartz family, citrine symbolizes cheerfulness and prosperity. Its name is derived from the French word citron meaning lemon. This sunny stone comes in colors from lemon yellow to amber brown, with its coloring agent attributed to iron. Citrine is the birthstone for November.
(Color: Yellow, Quantity: 1, Shape & Cutting Style: Square
SQUARE: A symmetrical shape with four equal sides.
Faceted Bead, Weight: 7.25 carats, Size: 14X14 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: Blue, Quantity: 1, Shape & Cutting Style: Pear
PEAR: Similar to the outline of a pear fruit, this is a round shape that comes to a point on one side.
Faceted Bead, Weight: 8.00 carats, Size: 16X12 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.
I LOVE this piece. The stones are big and gorgeous, I love having the different colors, truly an exceptional piece, I am so glad to have purchased it.
marykk708 | Ohio | June 18, 2014
Bottom Line: I would recommend this to a friend!
4.0 out of 5.0
I'll list the pros and cons:
Pros--the hinged bail is great, the amethyst is a very nice color stone. Cons--the chain is not so great, and quite short, the aquamarine color is a little "watery", and the citrine was a disappointing pale yellow. I'm going to keep it, because the bail is so good and the amethyst is pretty. However, I'll use a high quality chain I already have. I'm going to try to find another citrine in a better color from a local jeweler.
The aquamarine is not a stone I'd wear much anyway.
This product would be much improved if the chain was better quality, and if there was a choice of stones.