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:
LAPIS LAZULI: The blue stone is said to encourage harmony in relationships and is known as the stone of friendship and truth. Typically presented with a cabochon cut, lapis lazuli jewelry is rarely faceted, although it is sometimes highly polished.
(Color: Blue, Quantity: 2, Shape & Cutting Style: Oval
OVAL: An elliptical shape that resembles an egg.
CABOCHON: A style of cutting gemstones to achieve a smooth, domed surface with an absence of facets.
Weight: 3.40 ct. t.w., Size: 8X6 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: Lemon, Quantity: 2, Shape & Cutting Style: Emerald, Weight: 11.35 ct. t.w., Size: 12X10 mm)