The serpentine trend is both elegant and edgy - an unexpected combination. These snake earrings slither below the ears with 11x9mm glass-filled ruby cabochons and 11-12mm cultured freshwater semi-baroque pearls. 2.00 ct. t.w. of multicolored sapphires trace the curves. Hanging length is 2 3/4". Post/clutch, hammered and polished 18kt yellow gold over sterling silver earring.
Product Details (for Ruby and 11-12mm Cultured Pearl Snake Earrings With Multicolored Sapphires in 18kt Gold Over Sterling)
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.
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."
HAMMERED: A dimpled finish that looks as if it were applied through various strikes of a hammer. The result is a random, banged-out look with an artisanal appeal. A hammered piece can appear either matte or polished.
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.
2 3/4 inches
Stones per Earring:
GLASS: A delicate, translucent to transparent noncrystalline material made by fusing sand with other materials , such as soda and lime, and then cooling it quickly. Glass is used in anything from windows to drinkware. In jewelry, glass is used for ornamentation, to make doublets, and to simulate gemstones.
RUBY: A bold fiery stone, the ruby is a symbol of wealth, vitality and love. When cut and polished, the ruby's high luster is as dazzling as a diamond's. Ruby jewelry makes the perfect gift for loved ones and is the birthstone for July.
GLASS-FILLED RUBY: Rubies that are filled with glass in order to enhance their clarity and appearance.
(Color: Red, 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: 11x9 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: Multicolored, Quantity: 24, Shape & Cutting Style: Round, Weight: 2.00 ct. t.w., Size: 2.5 mm)
Cultured Freshwater Pearl
CULTURED PEARLS: Likened to the moon, pearls have been valued for their luminous glow and natural beauty for thousands of years. Today, high-quality cultured freshwater pearls make pearl jewelry affordable to all. Pearl is the traditional birthstone for the month of June.
(Color: White, Quantity: 2, Shape & Cutting Style: Semi-baroque
SEMI-BAROQUE: A pearl with a slightly irregular shape.
, Size: 11-12 mm)
All weights and measures are approximate.
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