Get the treasured look of tanzanites and diamonds with this beautiful, budget-friendly alternative. The earrings drop 10x8mm simulated oval tanzanites from .38 ct. t.w. of round brilliant-cut CZs. Leverback, sterling silver earrings. CZ weights are diamond equivalents.
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.
LEVER: An earring backing with a hook-shaped insert and a hinged leverback to hold it in place.
Stones per Earring:
TANZANITE: A new and rare discovery (1960's) that captures magnificent shades of purple and blue. Its crystal structure allows light to enter the stone and divide into two or three sectors which enhances the intensity of color. Tanzanite is an alternate for December birthstones.
SIMULATED TANZANITE: Simulated tanzanite is an artificial stone made to imitate real tanzanite. Sometimes known as "faux tanzanite," it does not actually hold any of the physical properties of tanzanite, as it could be made from acrylic, plastic, glass or CZ. Simulated tanzanite is very affordable and can create the same vibrant purplish-blue hue for less.
(Color: Blue, Quantity: 2, Shape & Cutting Style: Oval,
OVAL: An elliptical shape that resembles an egg.
Size: 10X8 mm)
CUBIC ZIRCONIA: once called the poor cousin to the diamond, CZ's have since become a fashion statement in their own right. Perfect for travel and a little extra bling, CZ Jewelry is one of man's flawless creations.
(Color: Colorless, Quantity: 38, Shape & Cutting Style: Round Brilliant,
BRILLIANT: A gemstone cut to enhance brilliance without sacrificing much carat weight. Typically has 58 facets.
Weight: 0.38 ct. t.w.)