C. 1990. Expressing all the elegance and intricacy that you'd expect from a vintage piece, this pear-shaped pendant necklace has a bold presence in our Estate collection. On ornate, black rhodiumed openwork, seven opals cast their signature fire alongside 2.30 ct. t.w. diamonds and 1.25 ct. t.w. square sapphires. Suspends from a cable chain with a springring clasp. Textured and polished 14kt yellow gold over sterling silver pendant with sterling silver necklace. Exclusive, one-of-a-kind Estate Jewelry.
DROP: A dangling or stationary detail which "drops" from a bale, strand or earring backing.
Necklace Drop Width:
1 1/2 inches
14KT: Karat (abbreviated kt or K) is a unit that indicates the purity of gold in the metal. 14kt is 58.33% gold. In the United States, 14K yellow gold is most favored and used in jewelry.
Gold Over Sterling
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."
TEXTURED: A unique and varying finish with a tactile surface applied through various techniques, both by hand and with machinery.
POLISHED: A buffed-out finish used to produce a mirror-like shine.
CABLE: One of the most popular and classic of chain styles, created from interlocking oval links unvarying in size.
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.
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: 173, Shape & Cutting Style: Round Brilliant
BRILLIANT: A gemstone cut to enhance brilliance without sacrificing much carat weight. Typically has 58 facets.
BRILLIANT & SINGLE: A mix of both brilliant-cut and single-cut gemstones. Brilliant-cut gemstones usually have 58 facets, while single-cut typically have 18 facets.
, Color Grade: J-K, Clarity: SI2-I1, Weight: 2.30 ct. t.w.)
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: 7, Shape & Cutting Style: Multiple Cabochon,
CABOCHON: A style of cutting gemstones to achieve a smooth, domed surface with an absence of facets.
Weight: 7.60 ct. t.w.)
SAPPHIRE: A favorite gemstone of ancient priests and royalty, the sapphire radiates sophistication and grace. This prized gem comes in every hue of blue, plus the more unexpected shades of pink, yellow, green and orange, and is September's birthstone.
(Color: Blue, Shape & Cutting Style: Square,
SQUARE: A symmetrical shape with four equal sides.
Weight: 1.25 carats, Size: 2x2 mm)