These blue obsidian and enhanced black diamond drop earrings with moonstones are an innovative array of tonal colors and geometrics. Moonstones link 7.70 ct. t.w. of obsidian stones, framed below with .32 ct. t.w. black diamonds. Post/clutch, sterling silver earrings.
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.
POST/CLUTCH: An earring with a post insert and a slide-on clutch backing to hold it in place.
1 1/8 inches
Stones per Earring:
Obsidian is a shiny volcanic glass commonly found in black, brown, or green. In rare cases, it can be blue, red, orange, or yellow and come marbled or speckled with other colors. Obsidian forms from rapid cooling lava and therefore, never produces minerals within. Valued for its luster and clean fracturing, it is used in anything from jewelry, to sculptures, to sharp-edged tools.
(Color: Blue, Quantity: 4, Shape & Cutting Style: Multiple, Weight: 7.70 ct. t.w., Size: 6&11X9 mm)
MOONSTONE: named for the white reflection that mimics the reflection of moonshine. Typically polished and featuring a cabochon cut, moonstone's light-catching shimmer is perfect for fine jewelry. In Europe, moonstone is the birthstone for June.
(Color: White, Quantity: 2, Size: 8X6 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.
(Color: Black, Quantity: 64, Shape & Cutting Style: Round Brilliant,
BRILLIANT: A gemstone cut to enhance brilliance without sacrificing much carat weight. Typically has 58 facets.
Weight: 0.32 ct. t.w.)