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."
Silver and Platinum
PLATINUM: A rare precious metal cherished for its longevity and strength. Platinum is naturally white, durable, dense, and resilient to discoloration. Most platinum in jewelry is at least 95% pure since it does not require alloys or plating.
POLISHED: A buffed-out finish used to produce a mirror-like shine.
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: 53, 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: I-J, Clarity: I2-I3, Weight: 0.53 ct. t.w.)
Diamond (Quantity: 72, Shape & Cutting Style: Tapered Baguette
TAPERED BAGUETTE: A modification to the baguette shape, where an elongated rectangle gemstone narrows on one side.
, Color Grade: I-J, Clarity: I2-I3, Weight: 0.47 ct. t.w.)