Black Onyx and Marcasite Teardrop Earrings in Sterling Silver
1 1/2 inches
Onyx (Color: Black, Quantity: 2, Shape & Cutting Style: Pear Cabochon, Size: 17X12 mm)
Marcasite (Color: Metallic Gray, Quantity: 72, Shape & Cutting Style: Round, Size: 1 mm)
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.
ONYX: A favorite of the ancient Greeks and Romans, this gemstone adds a sophisticated shine to rings, necklaces, bracelets and earrings. A dyed form of chalcedony, onyx is most popularly found in black although it can be green, white or red, as well.
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.
MARCASITE: Made popular during the Victorian Era, marcasite (also known as iron pyrite) shimmers with a metallic luster and diamond-like sparkle. Often used in Art Deco and Art Nouveau designs, marcasite lends jewelry a vintage vibe.
All weights and measures are approximate.
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