Rhodochrosite and Diamond Pear-Shaped Earrings in 14kt Yellow Gold
The dreamy quality of this pink pair of earrings derives from a triplet design: mother-of-pearl topped with rhodochrosite and clear rock crystal. Haloed in .58 ct. t.w. of diamonds set in contrasting black rhodium. Leverback, 14kt yellow gold earrings.
Product Details (for Rhodochrosite and Diamond Pear-Shaped Earrings in 14kt Yellow Gold)
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.
LEVER: An earring backing with a hook-shaped insert and a hinged leverback to hold it in place.
1 5/8 inches
CRYSTAL: Though traditionally the term "crystal" was given to glass with a 24% lead content, today it is used in a more general sense to describe transparent and highly refractive glass formed with silica, oxide, or other additives. Crystal is used in serveware, barware, home accents, and jewelry.
ROCK CRYSTAL: A sparkling, clear gemstone, rock crystal has been valued for thousands of years for its beautiful shine and versatility. For jewelry designs, rock crystal can be cut to offer the same icy appeal of a diamond, at a fraction of the cost.
QUARTZ: From the icy shimmer of rock crystal quartz to the delicate pink of rose quartz to the moody hues of smoky quartz, this gemstone offers something for everyone. Quartz, found in endless colors and varieties, is a popular choice for bracelets, necklaces, rings and earrings.
(Color: Colorless, Quantity: 2, Shape & Cutting Style: Pear
PEAR: Similar to the outline of a pear fruit, this is a round shape that comes to a point on one side.
, Weight: 18.20 ct. t.w., Size: 25X7 mm)
Rhodochrosite (Color: Pink, Quantity: 2, Shape & Cutting Style: Pear Slice
SLICE: A thin, usually flat piece cut from a gemstone. Often has a free-form shape and reveals the natural beauty of a gemstone's interior.
, Size: 25X7 mm)
Mother of Pearl
MOTHER-OF-PEARL: Glowing with an iridescent beauty, mother-of-pearl has been showcased in jewelry designs for thousands of years. As mother-of-pearl is a natural substance, it may vary in appearance, and its distinctive shimmer lends a quiet elegance to fine jewelry.
(Color: White, Quantity: 2, Shape & Cutting Style: Pear Slice, Size: 25X7 mm)
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: 2, Shape & Cutting Style: Round Brilliant
BRILLIANT: A gemstone cut to enhance brilliance without sacrificing much carat weight. Typically has 58 facets.
, Color Grade: G-H
Color Grade G-H: Near-colorless
, Clarity: SI2-I1, Weight: 0.16 ct. t.w.)
Diamond (Quantity: 148, Shape & Cutting Style: Round Single-Cut
SINGLE-CUT: A gemstone cutting technique that dates back to the 1300s. Still used today, the single-cut usually features 18 facets that go in one direction without crossing each other.
, Color Grade: G-H, Clarity: SI2-I1, Weight: 0.42 ct. t.w.)
All weights and measures are approximate.
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