C. 1990. The perfect finishing touch to your evening attire: a pair of 1.44 ct. t.w. diamond and .40 ct. t.w. sapphire earrings from our Estate collection. Hanging to 7/8", the drops feature pear-shaped sapphires and baguette and round brilliant-cut diamonds. Post/clutch, 14kt white gold earrings. Exclusive, one-of-a-kind Estate Jewelry.
Product Details (for C. 1990 Vintage 1.44 ct. t.w. Diamond and .40 ct. t.w. Sapphire Earrings in 14kt White 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.
WHITE GOLD: Gold is a precious metal which is naturally quite soft. To give it a white color and increase its strength, gold is alloyed with white metals, such as silver and/or palladium, and often plated with rhodium. 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.
POST/CLUTCH: An earring with a post insert and a slide-on clutch backing to hold it in place.
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: 2, Shape & Cutting Style: Round Brilliant
BRILLIANT: A gemstone cut to enhance brilliance without sacrificing much carat weight. Typically has 58 facets.
, Color Grade: H-I, Clarity: I1, Weight: 1.00 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, Quantity: 2, Shape & Cutting Style: Pear
PEAR: Similar to the outline of a pear fruit, this is a round shape that comes to a point on one side.
, Weight: 0.40 ct. t.w., Size: 5X4 mm)
Diamond (Quantity: 2, Shape & Cutting Style: Tapered Baguette
BAGUETTE: An elongated rectangle step-cut. Typically used for smaller diamonds, but can be found in other gemstone as well.
TAPERED BAGUETTE: A modification to the baguette shape, where an elongated rectangle gemstone narrows on one side.
, Color Grade: G-H, Clarity: VS1-VS2, Weight: 0.40 ct. t.w.)