Ethiopian Opal and 3.70 ct. t.w. London Blue Topaz Earrings in 14kt Gold Over Sterling
Item#: 880266 NEW!
Wish granted. This dreamy pair of drop earrings centers kaleidoscopic Ethiopian opals in fanciful settings. White topaz accents and 3.70 ct. t.w. of pear-shaped and round London blue topaz shimmer in 14kt yellow gold over sterling silver. Hanging length is 1 1/4". Leverback, blue topaz and opal drop earrings.
Product Details (for Ethiopian Opal and 3.70 ct. t.w. London Blue Topaz Earrings in 14kt Gold Over Sterling)
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
OPAL: With an iridescent luster that can reveal a beautiful kaleidoscope of color, the opal has inspired many myths and legends. A white opal with swirls of soft pastel shades is popular for jewelry, but opals also come in black and blue. Opal is the gemstone for October birthdays.
(Color: White, 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: 9x7 mm)
TOPAZ: Available in a stunning selection of shades, the topaz's sky blue hue is one of the most popular colors for jewelry designs. Once thought to offer protection, today topaz is favored for its durability and affordability. Yellow topaz is the birthstone for November while blue topaz is for December.
(Color: Blue, Quantity: 20, 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: 3.40 ct. t.w., Size: 4x3 mm)