Product Details (for 8-12mm Turquoise Bead and 6-7mm Cultured Pearl Necklace in 14kt Gold Over Sterling. 18")
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.
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."
POLISHED: A buffed-out finish used to produce a mirror-like shine.
FISHHOOK: A delicate clasp that involves a hook inserted into an oval encasing. Creates a fancy look for lightweight necklaces and bracelets.
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: 15, Shape & Cutting Style: Near-round
NEAR-ROUND: A pearl that visually appears almost round.
, Size: 6-7 mm)
TURQUOISE: Typically polished and featuring a cabochon cut, turquoise is prized for its depth of color and the visual interest found in veins of matrix stone. Prized as a gemstone for 1000's of years, legend holds that turquoise has protective qualities.
RECONSTITUTED TURQUOISE: Reconstituted turquoise is composed of ground-up natural turquoise molded into a solid stone with the use of a binding agent. It is much more affordable than regular, natural turquoise.
(Color: Blue, Quantity: 7, Shape & Cutting Style: Round Bead, Size: 11.5-12 mm)