STUD: An earring that sits stationary on the ear and doesn't drop below the lobe.
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.
Stones per Earring:
LABRADORITE: A unique mineral named for the Canadian region where it was discovered. Labradorite glows with an aura called labradorescence, causing it to shift in color depending on the viewing angle.
(Color: Gray, Quantity: 2, Shape & Cutting Style: Round, Weight: 4.00 ct. t.w., Size: 8 mm)
This is the third piece of Labradorite jewelry I have ordered from RS, and the third that is of low quality. These are ugly, have no shine, and absolutely NO labradorescence AT ALL. Just dull gray rocks. They took forever to arrive and I was traveling so missed the return date. Waste of money.