A delightful story is told about the legendary actress Helen Hayes, the First Lady of American theater. When she first met her future husband, the playwright Charles MacArthur, he was eating peanuts out of a paper bag. Smitten with the lovely Helen, he offered her some, saying "I wish these were emeralds." Many years later, he bought her fine emerald jewelry for their anniversary and presented it to her in a paper bag, saying "I wish these were peanuts!"
One of the costliest and most cherished gemstones in the world, emeralds in the purest transparent state are out of the price range of most of us these days. These semi-translucent emeralds are a genuine and affordable version of higher-priced emerald earrings.
These are semi-translucent Colombian emeralds, meaning that some light shines through them. They are often called 'cloudy' emeralds in the gem trade. The emeralds are 4mm. faceted rondelles, worked on 14kt. gold-filled pins with tiny 24kt. sterling vermeil accent beads. They hang from openwork vermeil pendants to give a delightfully lightweight feel and appearance. They hang from secure 14kt. gold fill European leverback wires, and measure 2 & 1/8" total, 1 & 5/8" without the wires.
Indulge your passion for emeralds in these very feminine earrings, my Lady!
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