C. 1980 Vintage Citrine and .80 ct. t.w. Diamond Shell Earrings in 18kt Yellow Gold
18kt Yellow Gold
Citrine (Color: Yellow, Quantity: 2, Shape & Cutting Style: Marquise Cabochon, Size: 25X10 mm)
Diamond (Quantity: 60, Shape & Cutting Style: Round Brilliant, Color Grade: G-H, Clarity: VS2-SI1, Weight: 0.80 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: An earring that clips-on with a clamp backing, relying on tension and friction to hold it in place. Perfect for people who don't have pierced ears.
CITRINE: A member of the quartz family, citrine symbolizes cheerfulness and prosperity. Its name is derived from the French word citron meaning lemon. This sunny stone comes in colors from lemon yellow to amber brown, with its coloring agent attributed to iron. Citrine is the birthstone for November.
MARQUISE: An elliptical shape that comes to a point at the top and bottom. Sometimes referred to as a "navette."
CABOCHON: A style of cutting gemstones to achieve a smooth, domed surface with an absence of facets.
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 G-H: 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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