HOOP: An earring that loops from the front of the ear to the back.
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.
SNAP-BAR: An earring with a hinged post insert that "snaps" into a clamp to hold it in place.
Stones per Earring:
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: Colorless, Quantity: 34, Shape & Cutting Style: Round, Weight: 0.60 ct. t.w., Size: 1.5-2 mm)
QUARTZ: From the icy shimmer of rock crystal quartz to the delicate pink of rose quartz to the moody hues of smoky quartz, this gemstone offers something for everyone. Quartz, found in endless colors and varieties, is a popular choice for bracelets, necklaces, rings and earrings.
(Color: Smoky, Quantity: 24, Shape & Cutting Style: Round, Weight: 0.30 ct. t.w., Size: 1-1.5 mm)
AMETHYST: A natural variety of quartz, amethyst ranges in color from deep purple to pale lavender, and even to warm greens. Amethyst has been used during meditation to provide a sense of spiritual balance. Amethyst is the birthstone of February.
(Color: Purple, Quantity: 88, Shape & Cutting Style: Round, Weight: 3.50 ct. t.w., Size: 1.5-3.5 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: 16, Shape & Cutting Style: Round, Weight: 0.20 ct. t.w., Size: 1.5-2 mm)
TSAVORITE: a deep green variety of garnet. It has similarities to emerald, but is rarer and more durable. First uncovered in the 1960's in Tanzania, it was given its name on account of the discovery of mines in Kenya's Tsavo National Park in the early 1970's.
(Color: Green, Quantity: 8, Shape & Cutting Style: Round, Weight: 0.10 ct. t.w., Size: 1.5-2 mm)