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.
TOPAZ: Available in a stunning selection of shades, the topaz's sky blue hue is one of the most popular colors for jewelry designs. Once thought to offer protection, today topaz is favored for its durability and affordability. Yellow topaz is the birthstone for November while blue topaz is for December.
(Color: White, Quantity: 18, Shape & Cutting Style: Round, Weight: 0.10 ct. t.w., Size: 1 mm)
CALCITE: An intriguing mineral that comes in an infinite variety of colors and shapes, making every piece of calcite jewelry unique. Presented in a vast selection of forms from rough-cuts to cabochons, there is a piece of calcite jewelry for every time and every place.
(Color: White, Quantity: 1, Shape & Cutting Style: Round Checkerboard,
CHECKERBOARD: A technique that creates a contrast of dark and light when light hits the pattern of square or diamond-shaped facets.
Size: 20 mm)