C. 2000. A delightfully colorful and bubbly pair of multicolored bead earrings from our Estate collection, these kicky drops have wonderful personality. Round faceted blue iolite, green apatite and purple tourmaline beads form a multi-layered design brimming with style. Earwire, matte-finished 14kt yellow gold earrings. Exclusive, one-of-a-kind Estate Jewelry.
DROP: A dangling or stationary detail which "drops" from a bale, strand or earring backing.
2 5/8 inches
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.
MATTE: A non-reflective finish applied by first polishing the piece and then abrading the surface. Its appearance is slightly duller than a satin finish and not as course as brushed finish.
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.
2 5/8 inches
IOLITE: Ranging in shades from light blue to violet blue to deep rich blue, the iolite mesmerizes with its ability to change colors when viewed from different angles. Long ago, Vikings relied on this unique gemstone to help guide them at sea.
(Color: Blue, Quantity: 14, Shape & Cutting Style: Round Faceted Bead
FACETED BEAD: A stone with a drilled hole and a faceted surface. Strung together to decorate bracelets, necklaces, and earrings.
, Weight: approx. 0.90 ct. t.w., Size: 3.5 mm x 2 mm)
APATITE: This gemstone is found in many colors, from the shimmery shades of sea and sky to vibrant greens and yellows. Apatite lends a distinctive glow to necklaces and earrings, especially when used in multi-gemstone jewelry settings.
(Color: Green, Quantity: 18, Shape & Cutting Style: Round Faceted Bead, Weight: approx. 1.40 ct. t.w., Size: 3.5 mm x 2 mm)
TOURMALINE: the "gemstone of the rainbow" comes in a dizzying array of colors and is usually created from more than a dozen elements, making it perfect for jewelry. The most popular tourmaline is deep pink, and a true favorite is watermelon... a gem of green and pink together.
(Color: Purple, Quantity: 4, Shape & Cutting Style: Round Faceted Bead, Weight: approx. 0.40 ct. t.w., Size: 3.7 mm x 2.2 mm)