These elegant earrings are inspired by the antique Edwardian style. I purchased these earrings to try to replicate the style in many various color gemstones. As I tried, the cost to make these are considerably more than what I purchased them at, unless they are made overseas, which is ethically not an option for me since I support local US businesses. The onyx are hand cut and made to graduate beautifully with pave diamond rondelles that also graduate. The diamond rondelles have two rows of pavé set diamonds. It is very difficult to set diamonds of this size into a pavé setting. The leverbacks and cap are detailed with pavé set diamonds as well.
These are definitely black tie earrings and look wonderful with a black tahitian pearl necklace.
Cut: Graduated Rondelles
Measurements: 4.1 - 7.6 mm beads
Gemstones: natural diamonds
Weight: 288 = 0.90 cts estimated weight
Cut: round brilliant cuts
Measurements: 1.3 - 0.7 mm
Dimensions: 40 long x 8 mm wide
Metal: 18k White Gold
Markings: 18K 750
Condition Rating: 9 (like new condition)
Elegant Edwardian Style Diamond & Black Onyx Drop Earrings in 18k White Gold
Bracelets and rings get the most wear out of all the styles of jewelry. Make sure that your jewelry is professionally cleaned and your stones checked annually.
For gold rings, the higher the karat weight, the softer the metal will be, and the easier it will scratch. Frequent polishing is unecessary. Polishing your rings removes layers of metals and will thin it out through time.
The same goes with platinum, as it is a malleable and softer metal, yet denser, which makes it last longer. Platinum is also a white metal naturally and stays white, whereas white gold is yellow that has white alloys giving it a whiter appearance, but will never be as white as platinum.
For high value items, typically of $1,000, it is a good idea to have your pieces insured on your homeowners policy or with a separate insurer like Jewelers Mutual.