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.
CUBIC ZIRCONIA: once called the poor cousin to the diamond, CZ's have since become a fashion statement in their own right. Perfect for travel and a little extra bling, CZ Jewelry is one of man's flawless creations.
(Color: Colorless, Quantity: 417, Shape & Cutting Style: Round Brilliant,
BRILLIANT: A gemstone cut to enhance brilliance without sacrificing much carat weight. Typically has 58 facets.
Weight: 7.50 ct. t.w.)
SIMULATED PEARL: A simulated pearl is an artificial stone made to look like real pearls. Known as "faux pearl," is does not actually hold any of the physical properties of a pearl, as it could be made from glass, acrylic, or plastic. Some are even lab-made from an oyster shell, which gives it an authentic feel and a stronger durability. Typically found in fashion jewelry, faux pearls are incredibly affordable and can create the same elegant look for less.
(Color: Gray, Quantity: 3, Shape & Cutting Style: Round, Size: 12 mm)
SIMULATED GEMSTONE: A simulated gemstone is an artificial stone made from manmade materials, such as glass, acrylic, and plastic. Known as "faux stones," they can be used in place of any gemstone imaginable to create the same look for less. Typically used in fashion jewelry, they come in all colors and in varying degrees of transparency and opacity.
(Color: Blue, Quantity: 2, Shape & Cutting Style: Round Cabochon,
CABOCHON: A style of cutting gemstones to achieve a smooth, domed surface with an absence of facets.
Size: 3 mm)