C. 2000. Filled with intrigue and glamour, these 5.30 ct. t.w. smoky quartz and .20 ct. t.w. diamond earrings from designer Charles Krypell are an amazing Estate find. Featuring cushion-cut smoky quartz gemstones and round diamonds in a beautiful display. Clutch/post, 18kt yellow gold 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.
YELLOW GOLD: Gold is a precious metal with a natural yellow color. It is quite soft and often alloyed with other metals to increase its strength. 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.
POST/CLUTCH: An earring with a post insert and a slide-on clutch backing to hold it in place.
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: 20, Shape & Cutting Style: Round Brilliant,
BRILLIANT: A gemstone cut to enhance brilliance without sacrificing much carat weight. Typically has 58 facets.
Color Grade: G-H, Clarity: VS2, Weight: 0.20 ct. t.w.)
QUARTZ: From the icy shimmer of rock crystal quartz to the delicate pink of rose quartz to the moody hues of smoky quartz, this gemstone offers something for everyone. Quartz, found in endless colors and varieties, is a popular choice for bracelets, necklaces, rings and earrings.
(Color: Smoky, Quantity: 2, Shape & Cutting Style: Cushion,
CUSHION: A gemstone that features a rounded square shape. The facet arrangement can be either a type of modified brilliant cut or a checkerboard pattern.
Weight: 5.30 ct. t.w., Size: 10x8 mm)