Pear-Shaped and Marquise Green Onyx Drop Earrings in 18kt Gold Over Sterling
Faceted jewels flash and flicker. Set in 18kt yellow gold over sterling silver, these drop earrings form exotic shapes with pear-shaped and marquise green onyx. Hanging length is 2 3/8". Earwire, green onyx drop earrings.
Product Details (for Pear-Shaped and Marquise Green Onyx Drop Earrings in 18kt Gold Over Sterling)
1 1/4 inches
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."
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.
2 3/8 inches
ONYX: A favorite of the ancient Greeks and Romans, this glossy black gemstone adds a sophisticated shine to rings, necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Perfect for day or night, onyx delivers a dramatic dose of color to gold and sterling silver jewelry designs.
(Color: Green, Quantity: 14, Shape & Cutting Style: Marquise
MARQUISE: An elliptical shape that comes to a point at the top and bottom. Sometimes referred to as a "navette."
CHECKERBOARD: A technique that creates a contrast of dark and light when light hits the pattern of square or diamond-shaped facets.
, Size: 8x4 mm)