C. 2000. Swirling, smoldering colors come together with glinting metallics in this blue synthetic opal doublet and marcasite "Lagoon" bracelet from Judith Jack and our Estate collection. The marquise center of rock crystal over blue synthetic opal has an eye-catching presence against the gray glitter of nearly fifty marcasite rounds. Box clasp and hinge, sterling silver bracelet. Exclusive, one-of-a-kind Estate Jewelry.
BANGLE: A rigid bracelet, usually oval or round, that keeps its shape instead of conforming to the wrist. Can be slip-on or hinged.
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.
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: 1, Shape & Cutting Style: Marquise,
MARQUISE: An elliptical shape that comes to a point at the top and bottom. Sometimes referred to as a "navette."
Size: 21x7 mm)
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.
SYNTHETIC OPAL: A gemstone that is created in a laboratory to mimic the actual properties of a natural opal. Commonly known as "created opal," it features the same fiery color play as a real opal, but is considerably more affordable.
(Color: Blue, Quantity: 1, Shape & Cutting Style: Marquise 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: 21x7 mm)
MARCASITE: Made popular during the Victorian Era, marcasite (also known as iron pyrite) shimmers with a metallic luster and diamond-like sparkle. Often used in Art Deco and Art Nouveau designs, marcasite lends jewelry a vintage vibe.
(Color: Metallic Gray, Quantity: 48, Shape & Cutting Style: Round, Size: 1 mm)