30.00 ct. t.w. Smoky Quartz and Opal Drop Earrings in 18kt Yellow Gold Over Sterling
Inspired by the opulent jewels of India, this pair of drop earrings delivers high drama for a remarkably low price. Sumptuous smoky quartz stones, 30.00 ct. t.w., are embellished by opal cabochons and regal flourishes of white topaz totaling 2.70 ct. Post/clutch. 18kt yellow gold over sterling silver and black rhodium-finished sterling silver earrings.
Product Details (for 30.00 ct. t.w. Smoky Quartz and Opal Drop Earrings in 18kt Yellow Gold Over Sterling)
2 1/8 inches
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
18KT: Karat (abbreviated kt or K) is a unit that indicates the purity of gold in the metal. 18kt is 75% gold. In Europe, 18K yellow gold is most favored and used in jewelry.
gold and referred to as "vermeil," or "gold over sterling."
Silver and 18kt Gold Over Sterling
GOLD OVER STERLING: Sometimes referred to as “vermeil,” this metal is gold-plated sterling silver. It is one of the most desirable gold-plated metals and can come in 14kt-24kt yellow, white, or rose.
POLISHED: A buffed-out finish used to produce a mirror-like shine.
POST/CLUTCH: An earring with a post insert and a slide-on clutch backing to hold it in place.
OPAL: With an iridescent luster that can reveal a beautiful kaleidoscope of color, the opal has inspired many myths and legends. A white opal with swirls of soft pastel shades is popular for jewelry, but opals also come in black and blue. Opal is the gemstone for October birthdays.
(Color: White, Quantity: 2, Shape & Cutting Style: Oval
OVAL: An elliptical shape that resembles an egg.
CABOCHON: A style of cutting gemstones to achieve a smooth, domed surface with an absence of facets.
, Size: 6X4 mm)
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: Smoky, Quantity: 4, 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: 30.00 ct. t.w., Size: 30X15 mm)
TOPAZ: Available in a stunning selection of shades, the topaz's sky blue hue is one of the most popular colors for jewelry designs. Once thought to offer protection, today topaz is favored for its durability and affordability. Yellow topaz is the birthstone for November while blue topaz is for December.
(Color: White, Quantity: 218, Shape & Cutting Style: Multiple, Weight: 2.70 ct. t.w., Size: 1-1.5&4X3 mm)
All weights and measures are approximate.
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