These stately 18K turquoise drop earrings are indeed a treat for the eye and the soul.
Crafted of natural Sleeping Beauty turquoise, these blue beauties feature heavy 18k yellow gold leverbacks from which suspend two turquoise beads. The beads are perfectly matched in color and cut and measure 9.6mm and 11.1mm on one, 9.7mm and 11mm on the other. Two 4mm gold bead add just the right accent to each earring. The total length of the earrings is 50mm, or 2 inches. Total weigh is 8.0 grams.
The 18K leverbacks themselves are remarkable. These are a heavier design than we often see in the treasured 18K gold wires, and quite fitting to pair with these fabulous Sleeping Beauty gems. They are hallmarked "18K".
The turquoise is natural and untreated, of Sleeping Beauty mine origin. The beads are matrix free and offer that signature deep sky blue hue that we all instantly recognize at first glance. Actual hue is paler than our photos may reflect.
Cherished for centuries, turquoise is often referred to as the "Jewel of the Orient". It is thought that turquoise may have been the first gemstone to be used in jewelry, with Egyptian queens wearing bracelets made of gold and turquoise.
Sleeping Beauty turquoise, once mined in Globe, Arizona, was the first "new" find of turquoise that sent hearts racing like wildfire since the Persian mines were depleted decades ago. Its unique and pure color is like none other! Birthstone for December, it is beloved and cherished by all women, making it an always welcome gift idea.
The earrings are in excellent condition. The 18K gold wires are in excellent working order. There are no chips or cracks to the turquoise. The beads exhibit a medium polished glow and not treated to create a high gloss finish.
These earrings will be delivered in a lovely presentation case, perfect for gift giving and storage, along with a copy of our easy turquoise care instructions.
Treat her soul with turquoise
Fabulous 2" 18K Gold Natural Sleeping Beauty Drop Earrings Pierced Wires 8 grams