C. 1980. These black onyx and 1.50 ct. t.w. diamond earrings from our Estate collection are a wonderful example of the '80s signature style. They feature the ever-popular rectangular sugarloaf-cut cabochon black onyx centers embellished by a frame of round brilliant-cut diamonds and 14kt gold markers at the corners. Clip/post, 14kt yellow gold earrings. Exclusive, one-of-a-kind Estate Jewelry.
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.
YELLOW GOLD: Gold is a precious metal with a natural yellow color. It is quite soft and often alloyed with other metals to increase its strength. 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.
CLIP/POST: An earring with a post insert and a clip mechanism to hold it in place. The post can be removed by a jeweler to convert the earrings to clip-on.
Stones per Earring:
Diamond: The hardest and most brilliant of all gemstones, a diamond can make the heart race with its pure and fiery spark. An ancient symbol of love, a diamond is the preferred gemstone for tokens of affection, such as rings, earrings, necklaces and bracelets. Diamond is the birthstone for April.
(Quantity: 64, Shape & Cutting Style: Round Brilliant,
BRILLIANT: A gemstone cut to enhance brilliance without sacrificing much carat weight. Typically has 58 facets.
Color Grade: H-I, Clarity: SI2-I1, Weight: 1.50 ct. t.w.)
ONYX: A favorite of the ancient Greeks and Romans, this glossy black gemstone adds a sophisticated shine to rings, necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Perfect for day or night, onyx delivers a dramatic dose of color to gold and sterling silver jewelry designs.
(Color: Black, Quantity: 2, Shape & Cutting Style: Rectangle
RECTANGLE: An elongated, symmetrical shape with four sides.
CABOCHON: A style of cutting gemstones to achieve a smooth, domed surface with an absence of facets.
Size: 11.5X8.5-9 mm)