Turquoise and 1.20 ct. t.w. Tanzanite Drop Earrings in 18kt Gold Over Sterling. 1 1/4"
Item#: 860200 NEW!
We're putting a new spotlight on turquoise, bathing it in the violet light of 1.20 ct. t.w. tanzanites, set in 14kt yellow gold over sterling silver. Hanging length is 1 1/4". Leverback, tanzanite and turquoise drop earrings.
Product Details (for Turquoise and 1.20 ct. t.w. Tanzanite Drop Earrings in 18kt Gold Over Sterling. 1 1/4")
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.
LEVER: An earring backing with a hook-shaped insert and a hinged leverback to hold it in place.
1 1/4 inches
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.
(Color: Blue, 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: 10x8 mm)
TANZANITE: A new and rare discovery (1960's) that captures magnificent shades of purple and blue. Its crystal structure allows light to enter the stone and divide into two or three sectors which enhances the intensity of color. Tanzanite is an alternate for December birthstones.
(Color: Purple, Quantity: 4, Shape & Cutting Style: Oval, Weight: 0.60 ct. t.w., Size: 4X3 mm)