Blue Chalcedony and Labradorite Linear Earrings in 18kt Gold Over Sterling
With fun, organic shapes in 18kt yellow gold over sterling silver bezels, these linear earrings have an artisanal feel. Trios of aqua blue chalcedonies hang from free-form labradorite. Hanging length is 2 3/4". Earwire, labradorite and blue chalcedony drop earrings.
Product Details (for Blue Chalcedony and Labradorite Linear Earrings in 18kt Gold Over Sterling)
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 3/4 inches
CHALCEDONY: a family of minerals that is often milky gray or bluish in color. Chalcedony includes a number of stones including onyx (black), carnelian (waxy red), agate (wide ranging palette) and bloodstone (brownish red.)
(Color: Blue, Quantity: 2, Shape & Cutting Style: Oval
OVAL: An elliptical shape that resembles an egg.
CHECKERBOARD: A technique that creates a contrast of dark and light when light hits the pattern of square or diamond-shaped facets.
, Size: 18x9 mm)
Chalcedony (Color: Blue, Quantity: 4, Shape & Cutting Style: Oval Rose-Cut
ROSE-CUT: An antique gemstone cut dating back to the 1500s, with a flat back and a faceted top.
, Size: 14x10 mm)
LABRADORITE: A unique mineral named for the Canadian region where it was discovered. Labradorite glows with an aura called labradorescence, causing it to shift in color depending on the viewing angle.
(Color: Gray, Quantity: 2, Shape & Cutting Style: Free-form
FREE-FORM: Any gemstone with an irregular shape.
, Size: 13x11 mm)
All weights and measures are approximate.
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