C. 1970. From the world-famous house of Tiffany's and fabled designer Jean Schlumberger, these exquisite 18kt gold hoop earrings from our Estate collection are luxurious treasures. Beautifully detailed, they demonstrate the ourstanding aesthetic of this renowned house. Non-pierced screw backs. Satin and polished 18kt yellow gold earrings. Exclusive, one-of-a-kind Estate Jewelry.
HOOP: An earring that loops from the front of the ear to the back.
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.
SATIN: A finish with a smooth, frost-like appearance. Is soft to the touch, but doesn't have the same mirror-like shine as a polished piece.
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.