C. 2000. This refreshing two-strand bead necklace by Loree Rodkin has an aquatic palette of cool-colored gemstones. From our Estate collection, the piece strings together faceted beads of green beryl, gray labradorite and 24.00 ct. t.w. sapphire. .25 ct. t.w. diamonds and .20 ct. t.w. sapphires accent the toggle clasp. Textured and polished 18kt yellow gold necklace. Exclusive, one-of-a-kind Estate Jewelry.
DROP: A dangling or stationary detail which "drops" from a bale, strand or earring backing.
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.
YELLOW GOLD: Gold is a precious metal with a natural yellow color. It is quite soft and often alloyed with other metals to increase its strength. The purity of the metal is indicated by a unit called a "karat," with 24kt having the highest percentage of natural gold.
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.
TOGGLE: A two-piece clasp that fastens when a t-shaped or decorative bar is threaded through a circular loop. This stylized clasp type often serves as the centerpiece of a design.
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: 14, Shape & Cutting Style: Round Brilliant
BRILLIANT: A gemstone cut to enhance brilliance without sacrificing much carat weight. Typically has 58 facets.
, Color Grade: G-H, Clarity: VS2-SI1, Weight: 0.25 ct. t.w.)
LABRADORITE: A unique mineral named for the Canadian region where it was discovered. Labradorite glows with an aura called labradorescence, causing it to shift in color depending on the viewing angle.
(Color: Gray, Quantity: 35, Shape & Cutting Style: Round Faceted Bead
FACETED BEAD: A stone with a drilled hole and a faceted surface. Strung together to decorate bracelets, necklaces, and earrings.
, Weight: 39.50 ct. t.w., Size: 7-9 mm)
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, Quantity: 30, Shape & Cutting Style: Oval
OVAL: An elliptical shape that resembles an egg.
, Weight: 24.00 ct. t.w., Size: 6x3 mm)