C. 1960. From our Estate collection, this turquoise and 3-5mm cultured pearl pin pendant has a genuine vintage tone. The textured and polished 18kt tri-tone gold styling adds to its appeal. 18kt tri-tone pin pendant. Exclusive, one-of-a-kind Estate Jewelry.
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.
TRI-COLORED GOLD: Gold is a precious metal which is often alloyed with other metals to increase strength and create different colors. Sometimes called "tri-tone," a tri-colored gold piece includes three colors of gold: yellow, rose, white, or gunmetal-finished gold. The purity of the metal is indicated by a unit called a "karat," with 24kt having the highest percentage of natural gold.
TEXTURED: A unique and varying finish with a tactile surface applied through various techniques, both by hand and with machinery.
POLISHED: A buffed-out finish used to produce a mirror-like shine.
TURQUOISE: Typically polished and featuring a cabochon cut, turquoise is prized for its depth of color and the visual interest found in veins of matrix stone. Prized as a gemstone for 1000's of years, legend holds that turquoise has protective qualities.
(Color: Blue, Quantity: 16, Shape & Cutting Style: Cabochon,
CABOCHON: A style of cutting gemstones to achieve a smooth, domed surface with an absence of facets.
Size: 2.5x2 mm)
CULTURED PEARLS: Likened to the moon, pearls have been valued for their luminous glow and natural beauty for thousands of years. Today, high-quality cultured freshwater pearls make pearl jewelry affordable to all. Pearl is the traditional birthstone for the month of June.
(Color: White, Quantity: 8, Shape & Cutting Style: Semi-baroque,
SEMI-BAROQUE: A pearl with a slightly irregular shape.
Size: 3-5 mm)