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.
DOUBLE: A bale that has two loops to slide a chain through.
DOUBLE LATCH: A safety mechanism that secures the clasp of a bracelet or necklace using two safety latches.
PERIDOT: the birthstone of the month of August, peridot is only found in one color: green. Historians are now convinced that some, if not all, of the emeralds that Cleopatra was famous for wearing were not actually emeralds but deep green peridot stones from Egypt.
(Color: Green, Quantity: 21, Shape & Cutting Style: Oval,
OVAL: An elliptical shape that resembles an egg.
Weight: 9.25 ct. t.w., Size: 6X4 mm)