Black Onyx Teardrop Earrings in 18kt Gold Over Sterling
18kt Yellow Gold Over Sterling Silver
1 7/8 inches
Onyx (Color: Black, Quantity: 2, Shape & Cutting Style: Teardrop Cabochon, Size: 12X32 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.
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.
TEARDROP: An elongated pear shape, rounded at one side and pointed at the other.
CABOCHON: A style of cutting gemstones to achieve a smooth, domed surface with an absence of facets.
All weights and measures are approximate. Most gemstones have been treated to enhance their natural beauty.
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