Labradorite and Turquoise Drop Earrings in 18kt Gold Over Sterling
Item#: 881418 NEW!
These otherworldly earrings are wallet-friendly in 18kt yellow gold over sterling silver. The drops flash oval and teardrop labradorites from pear-shaped stabilized turquoises. Hanging length is 2 1/2". Post/clutch, turquoise and labradorite drop earrings.
Product Details (for Labradorite and Turquoise Drop Earrings in 18kt Gold Over Sterling)
2 3/4 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."
TEXTURED: A unique and varying finish with a tactile surface applied through various techniques, both by hand and with machinery.
POLISHED: A buffed-out finish used to produce a mirror-like shine.
POST/CLUTCH: An earring with a post insert and a slide-on clutch backing to hold it in place.
2 1/2 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.
STABILIZED TURQUOISE: Stabilized turquoise is natural turquoise that has been treated with a clear epoxy, resin, or hardening agent in order to protect the stone's color and prevent it from fracturing.
(Color: Blue, Quantity: 2, 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.
CABOCHON: A style of cutting gemstones to achieve a smooth, domed surface with an absence of facets.
, Size: 13X9 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: Oval
OVAL: An elliptical shape that resembles an egg.
ROSE-CUT: An antique gemstone cut dating back to the 1500s, with a flat back and a faceted top.
, Size: 14X10 mm)
Labradorite (Color: Gray, Quantity: 2, Shape & Cutting Style: Teardrop
TEARDROP: An elongated pear shape, rounded at one side and pointed at the other.
CHECKERBOARD: A technique that creates a contrast of dark and light when light hits the pattern of square or diamond-shaped facets.
, Size: 36X12 mm)
All weights and measures are approximate.
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