Radiant blue pools of beautifully textured turquoise make these drop earrings irresistible. The simple faceted setting outlines the dramatic quality of the stones. Earwire, 14kt yellow gold over sterling silver 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.
Gold Over Sterling
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.
WIRE: sometimes called "shepherd's hooks" or "fishhooks," earwires are a thin, hook-shaped earring backs. They thread onto the ear and can sometimes be squeezed into place or held on with a rubber clutch.
1 3/4 inches
Stones per Earring:
TURQUOISE: Typically polished and featuring a cabochon cut, turquoise is prized for its depth of color and the visual interest found in veins of matrix stone. Prized as a gemstone for 1000's of years, legend holds that turquoise has protective qualities.
(Color: Blue, Quantity: 2, Shape & Cutting Style: Teardrop
TEARDROP: An elongated pear shape, rounded at one side and pointed at the other.
CHECKERBOARD: A technique that creates a contrast of dark and light when light hits the pattern of square or diamond-shaped facets.
Size: 30x15 mm)
The earrings are pretty and packaging is outstanding.
These earrings are pretty. Â On one earring though, where the two links meet gets jammed every once in a while.
Another thing, and a recommendation for this type of earring is to include clear, plastic stops
so earrings don't come off by accident. Â Â