These gorgeous malachite and .60 ct. t.w. peridot drop earrings are a dream-come-true for jewelry lovers. The dazzling teardrop-shaped malachite drops are topped with sparkling peridot rounds with wonderful results. They will add uptown distinction and drama to your work day or next special occasion. Clutch/post, 14kt yellow gold earrings.
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.
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.
1 3/8 inches
Stones per Earring:
MALACHITE: Once prized for its protective powers, malachite is now favored for its natural beauty and rich color variations. The stone has a textural appearance, showing off a range of green shades, and oftentimes a unique banded pattern.
(Color: Green, Quantity: 2, Shape & Cutting Style: Teardrop
TEARDROP: An elongated pear shape, rounded at one side and pointed at the other.
Bead, Weight: 22.00 ct. t.w., Size: 23X9 mm)
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: 2, Shape & Cutting Style: Round, Weight: 0.60 ct. t.w., Size: 4 mm)
Very pretty but . . . .recommend with qualifications
The earrings are very pretty, nicely done - from the front. Â Â I was disappointed to see they have some sort of little, round plastic fastners for the back, not 14k. Â They're very small, round and hard to hold while putting the earrings on. Â I wonder if they will eventually harden and become brittle and disintegrate. Â Very concerned about the backs, and disappointed in an other wise very pretty, quality earring. Â Â At some point I'll have to replace the backs and that is not what I paid for. Â This is the first time I've been disappointed in the quality of a Ross-Simons product.