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.
LEVER: An earring backing with a hook-shaped insert and a hinged leverback to hold it in place.
Stones per Earring:
SIMULATED PEARL: A simulated pearl is an artificial stone made to look like real pearls. Known as "faux pearl," is does not actually hold any of the physical properties of a pearl, as it could be made from glass, acrylic, or plastic. Some are even lab-made from an oyster shell, which gives it an authentic feel and a stronger durability. Typically found in fashion jewelry, faux pearls are incredibly affordable and can create the same elegant look for less.
(Color: Gray, Quantity: 2, Shape & Cutting Style: Semi-baroque,
SEMI-BAROQUE: A pearl with a slightly irregular shape.
Size: 12 mm)