C. 1950. These earrings from our Estate collection blend turquoise, 2.5-4.5mm cultured baroque pearls and 18kt tri-tone gold for a distinctive and beautiful look. Earwire, 18kt tri-tone earrings. Exclusive, one-of-a-kind Estate Jewelry.
DROP: A dangling or stationary detail which "drops" from a bale, strand or earring backing.
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.
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:
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: 26, 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: 14, Shape & Cutting Style: Semi-baroque,
SEMI-BAROQUE: A pearl with a slightly irregular shape.
Size: 2.5-4.5 mm)