C. 2010. In a fun and trendy display, these chili pepper drop earrings from our Estate collection host 2.50 ct. t.w. of tsavorite green garnets. A delightful design, they are original in their styling yet versatile enough to dress up any look. Leverback, 18kt white gold earrings. Exclusive, one-of-a-kind Estate Jewelry.
18KT: Karat (abbreviated kt or K) is a unit that indicates the purity of gold in the metal. 18kt is 75% gold. In Europe, 18K yellow gold is most favored and used in jewelry.
WHITE GOLD: Gold is a precious metal which is naturally quite soft. To give it a white color and increase its strength, gold is alloyed with white metals, such as silver and/or palladium, and often plated with rhodium. The purity of the metal is indicated by a unit called a "karat," with 24kt having the highest percentage of natural gold.
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.
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: 62, Shape & Cutting Style: Round, Weight: approx. 2.50 ct. t.w., Size: 2 mm)