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.
POST/CLUTCH: An earring with a post insert and a slide-on clutch backing to hold it in place.
Stones per Earring:
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: 88, Shape & Cutting Style: Multiple, Weight: 1.20 ct. t.w., Size: 1-2 mm)
SAPPHIRE: A favorite gemstone of ancient priests and royalty, the sapphire radiates sophistication and grace. This prized gem comes in every hue of blue, plus the more unexpected shades of pink, yellow, green and orange, and is September's birthstone.
SIMULATED SAPPHIRE: A simulated sapphire is an artificial stone made to imitate real sapphires. Sometimes known as "faux sapphire," it does not actually hold any of the physical properties of sapphire, as it could be made from acrylic, plastic, glass or CZ. Simulated sapphire is very affordable and can create the same regal look for less.
(Color: Blue, Quantity: 2, Shape & Cutting Style: Oval,
OVAL: An elliptical shape that resembles an egg.
Size: 6X4 mm)