C. 1980 Vintage Black Onyx and .55 ct. t.w. Diamond Swirl Earrings in 18kt Yellow Gold
18kt Yellow Gold
Onyx (Color: Black, Quantity: 2, Shape & Cutting Style: Round Carved, Size: 25 mm)
Diamond (Quantity: 24, Shape & Cutting Style: Round Brilliant, Color Grade: H-I, Clarity: VS2-SI1, Weight: 0.55 ct. t.w.)
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.
CLIP/POST: An earring with a post insert and a clip mechanism to hold it in place. The post can be removed by a jeweler to convert the earrings to clip-on.
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.
CARVED: When a gemstone is cut so that the outline or surface takes the form or likeness of a specific image or pattern.
Diamond: The hardest and most brilliant of all gemstones, a diamond can make the heart race with its pure and fiery spark. An ancient symbol of love, a diamond is the preferred gemstone for tokens of affection, such as rings, earrings, necklaces and bracelets. Diamond is the birthstone for April.
BRILLIANT: A gemstone cut to enhance brilliance without sacrificing much carat weight. Typically has 58 facets.
Color Grade H-I: Near-colorless
Clarity VS2: Very slightly included. Inclusions are observed with effort under 10x magnification, but can be characterized as minor.
CLARITY SI1: Slightly Included. Inclusions are noticeable under 10x magnification.
All weights and measures are approximate. Most gemstones have been treated to enhance their natural beauty.
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