9.00 ct. t.w. Sapphire and .70 ct. t.w. White Zircon Earrings in 18kt Yellow Gold Over Sterling
18kt Yellow Gold Over Sterling Silver
1 3/4 inches
Sapphire (Color: Blue, Quantity: 2, Shape & Cutting Style: Triangle Checkerboard, Weight: 9.00 ct. t.w., Size: 10 mm)
Zircon (Color: White, Quantity: 56, Shape & Cutting Style: Round, Weight: 0.70 ct. t.w., Size: 1.2 mm)
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."
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.
SAPPHIRE: A favorite gemstone of ancient priests and royalty, the sapphire radiates sophistication and grace. This prized gem comes in every hue of blue, plus the more unexpected shades of pink, yellow, green and orange, and is September's birthstone.
TRIANGLE: A three-sided, pointed shape.
CHECKERBOARD: A technique that creates a contrast of dark and light when light hits the pattern of square or diamond-shaped facets.
ZIRCON: Gem-quality zircon is a transparent crystal from the mineral zirconium silicate. It comes in a variety of colors, most popularly blue and colorless. Contrary to common belief, zircon is not Cubic Zirconia; it is a naturally occurring gemstone with different properties.
All weights and measures are approximate. Most gemstones have been treated to enhance their natural beauty.
Ross-Simons Presentation Box Your purchase includes an elegant Ross-Simons presentation box.
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