With a posh palette of large, rose-cut gemstones, these statement earrings exude romance. The drops feature red jade, labradorite, rose quartz, ruby, and moonstone in 18kt yellow gold over sterling silver. Hanging length is 1 1/4". Post/clutch, multi-stone drop earrings.
Product Details (for Rose-Cut Multi-Stone Drop Earrings in 18kt Gold Over Sterling)
1 3/8 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.
POST/CLUTCH: An earring with a post insert and a slide-on clutch backing to hold it in place.
1 1/4 inches
JADE: Available in many nuances of green, plus black, red, brown and white, jade has been treasured for its beauty and strength since prehistoric times. Prized above all other gemstones in ancient China, jade jewelry continues to captivate with a Far East mystique.
(Color: Red, Quantity: 2, Shape & Cutting Style: Cushion
CUSHION: A gemstone that features a rounded square shape. The facet arrangement can be either a type of modified brilliant cut or a checkerboard pattern.
, Size: 8 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)
QUARTZ: From the icy shimmer of rock crystal quartz to the delicate pink of rose quartz to the moody hues of smoky quartz, this gemstone offers something for everyone. Quartz, found in endless colors and varieties, is a popular choice for bracelets, necklaces, rings and earrings.
(Color: Rose, Quantity: 2, Shape & Cutting Style: Oval Rose-Cut, Size: 18x9 mm)
RUBY: A bold fiery stone, the ruby is a symbol of wealth, vitality and love. When cut and polished, the ruby's high luster is as dazzling as a diamond's. Ruby jewelry makes the perfect gift for loved ones and is the birthstone for July.
(Color: Red, Quantity: 2, Shape & Cutting Style: Oval Rose-Cut, Size: 20x10 mm)
MOONSTONE: named for the white reflection that mimics the reflection of moonshine. Typically polished and featuring a cabochon cut, moonstone's light-catching shimmer is perfect for fine jewelry. In Europe, moonstone is the birthstone for June.
(Color: White, 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.
Rose-Cut, Size: 14x10 mm)
All weights and measures are approximate.
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These earrings are everything their write-up says, and more. Though I've only worn them twice, I personally could have sold five pair of them. They truly make a statement, and they compliment so many of the clothes I own. I am very happy with my purchase. Show me more like this in other colors.