C. 1980. Opal lovers will rejoice at the sight of these oval cabochon opal drop earrings from our Estate collection. The twenty opals dazzle with great play of color to flatter your face. Non-pierced screw backs. Textured and polished 14kt 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.
1 1/2 inches
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.
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.
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.
SCREW: An earring with a screw post insert and a backing that twists on to hold it in place.
NON-PIERCED SCREW: Ideal for people without pierced ears, non-pierced screw backings provide a custom fit for an earring. They rely on a clamp mechanism that tightens by twisting a screw in the back.
1 3/8 inches
Stones per Earring:
OPAL: With an iridescent luster that can reveal a beautiful kaleidoscope of color, the opal has inspired many myths and legends. A white opal with swirls of soft pastel shades is popular for jewelry, but opals also come in black and blue. Opal is the gemstone for October birthdays.
(Color: White, Quantity: 20, Shape & Cutting Style: Oval
OVAL: An elliptical shape that resembles an egg.
CABOCHON: A style of cutting gemstones to achieve a smooth, domed surface with an absence of facets.
Weight: 2.25 ct. t.w., Size: 5X3 mm)