C. 1960. Retro and fabulous, this pair of earrings from our Estate collection features .70 ct. t.w. of diamonds and .33 ct. t.w. of faux sapphires. The geometric design intrigues and captivates. Clip/post, 14kt two-tone gold earrings. Exclusive, one-of-a-kind Estate Jewelry.
14KT: Karat (abbreviated kt or K) is a unit that indicates the purity of gold in the metal. 14kt is 58.33% gold. In the United States, 14K yellow gold is most favored and used in jewelry.
TWO-TONE GOLD: Gold is a precious metal which is often alloyed with other metals to increase strength and create different colors. A two-tone gold piece includes two 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.
POLISHED: A buffed-out finish used to produce a mirror-like shine.
CLIP/POST: An earring with a post insert and a clip mechanism to hold it in place. The post can be removed by a jeweler to convert the earrings to clip-on.
Stones per Earring:
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.
(Quantity: 2, Shape & Cutting Style: Round Old European Cut
OLD EUROPEAN CUT: An old-fashioned gemstone cut dating back to the 1800s. With a round shape and 58 facets, it is considered the precursor to the modern brilliant-cut. However, it has a greater depth and smaller table than the brilliant-cut of today.
, Color Grade: H-I, Clarity: VS1-VS2, Weight: 0.30 ct. t.w.)
Diamond (Quantity: 12, Shape & Cutting Style: Round Single-Cut,
SINGLE-CUT: A gemstone cutting technique that dates back to the 1300s. Still used today, the single-cut usually features 18 facets that go in one direction without crossing each other.
Color Grade: H-I, Clarity: VS1-VS2, Weight: 0.40 ct. t.w.)
SAPPHIRE: A favorite gemstone of ancient priests and royalty, the sapphire radiates sophistication and grace. This prized gem comes in every hue of blue, plus the more unexpected shades of pink, yellow, green and orange, and is September's birthstone.
SYNTHETIC SAPPHIRE: A gemstone that is created in a laboratory to mimic the actual properties of a natural sapphire. Commonly known as "created sapphire," it features the same deep color and transparent sparkle, but is significantly more affordable than a sapphire found in nature.
(Color: Blue, Quantity: 6, Shape & Cutting Style: Square,
SQUARE: A symmetrical shape with four equal sides.
Weight: 0.33 ct. t.w.)