A gorgeous green jewelry set. The bezel-set, checkerboard cut green amethyst pendant necklace and matching earrings total 9.00 carats. Pendant necklace features a 1mm chain with springring clasp. Earrings are set with earwires. Sterling silver jewelry set.
DROP: A dangling or stationary detail which "drops" from a bale, strand or earring backing.
Necklace Drop Width:
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.
SPRINGRING CLASP: Invented in the early 1900s this diminutive device is highly effective. It's a hollow circular metal fastener with a spring opening. This keeps the clasp closed.
AMETHYST: A natural variety of quartz, amethyst ranges in color from deep purple to pale lavender, and even to warm greens. Amethyst has been used during meditation to provide a sense of spiritual balance. Amethyst is the birthstone of February.
(Color: Green, Quantity: 3, Shape & Cutting Style: Round Checkerboard,
CHECKERBOARD: A technique that creates a contrast of dark and light when light hits the pattern of square or diamond-shaped facets.
Weight: 9.00 ct. t.w., Size: 10 mm)