C. 1970. Like the awakening of spring, these Estate floral drop earrings bloom with soft, subtle color. Here, large oval opals are petaled with smaller round opals. Hanging length is 1 1/4". Earwire, 14kt yellow gold earrings. Exclusive, one-of-a-kind Estate Jewelry.
Product Details (for C. 1970 Vintage Opal Floral Drop Earrings in 14kt Yellow Gold)
DROP: A dangling or stationary detail which "drops" from a bale, strand or earring backing.
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.
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.
POLISHED: A buffed-out finish used to produce a mirror-like shine.
WIRE: sometimes called "shepherd's hooks" or "fishhooks," earwires are a thin, hook-shaped earring backs. They thread onto the ear and can sometimes be squeezed into place or held on with a rubber clutch.
1 1/4 inches
Stones per Earring:
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.
, Weight: 4.00 ct. t.w., Size: 14X10 mm)