Designer Scott Kay plays with contrast to create this striking pair of drop earrings. 6.5-8.5mm cultured freshwater pearls exude a satiny luster between black spinel-embellished beads. Earwire, sterling silver earrings.
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.
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.
1 1/4 inches
Stones per Earring:
Cultured Freshwater Pearl
CULTURED PEARLS: Likened to the moon, pearls have been valued for their luminous glow and natural beauty for thousands of years. Today, high-quality cultured freshwater pearls make pearl jewelry affordable to all. Pearl is the traditional birthstone for the month of June.
(Color: White, Quantity: 4, Shape & Cutting Style: Near-round,
NEAR-ROUND: A pearl that visually appears almost round.
Size: 6.5-8.5 mm)
SPINEL: This rare and durable gemstone, found in a beguiling shade of inky black, catches the eye when set in rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings. Spinel's red glow is also very beautiful in its own right and in ages past it was mistaken for a ruby. Spinel is also found in captivating tones of pink, purple and green.
(Color: Black, Quantity: 22, Shape & Cutting Style: Round, Weight: 0.10 ct. t.w., Size: 1 mm)