18CT WHITE GOLD PEAR CUT PRASIOLITE & DIAMOND DROP EARRINGS
These lovely little contemporary earrings hold pear-shaped Prasiolite drops. Connecting the pear drop to the 18ct White Gold post is a column of two brilliant-cut Diamonds. Fully set in 18ct White Gold these cute dainty drops will catch the light perfectly.
2.38cts of Prasiolite, .05ct of Diamonds in total. A matching pendant is available.
This design of earring is also available in Blue Topaz and Amethyst. Please contact me if no link.
Since 1950, almost all natural Prasiolite has come from a small Brazilian mine, but it has also been mined in Lower Silesia in Poland. As of February 2019, the only mine producing Prasiolite is in Brazil but even that is almost mined out, making natural gemstones a good investment.
Diamond is a solid form of the element carbon with its atoms arranged in a crystal structure called Diamond cubic. Diamond has the highest hardness and thermal conductivity of any natural material, properties that are utilized in major industrial applications such as cutting and polishing tools. Most natural Diamonds have ages between 1 billion and 3.5 billion years! Under high pressure and temperature, carbon-containing fluids dissolved minerals and replaced them with Diamonds.
White Gold is an alloy of Gold and at least one white metal (usually nickel, Silver, or Palladium).
White gold's properties vary depending on the metals used and their proportions. The term White Gold is used very loosely in the industry to describe karat Gold alloys with a whitish hue. The term "white" covers a large spectrum of colours that borders or overlaps pale yellow, tinted brown, and even very pale rose. The alloys used in the jewellery industry are Gold–Palladium–Silver and Gold–Nickel–Copper–Zinc. The nickel used in some White Gold alloys can cause an allergic reaction when worn over long periods (also notably on some wristwatch casings). Gold is rarely pure Gold, even before another metal is added to make a White Gold alloy and often contains a mercury alloy from its production, which can cause an allergic reaction. Where possible I source my White Gold from within the EU where the usual mix is the former. It is impossible to know the mix in a preloved or vintage item, sadly; I usually have the item re-plated with Rhodium to minimise any risk. All new White Gold items are enhanced with Rhodium plating. To preserve this plating, avoid swimming in your jewellery as chlorine, in particular, can cause faster degradation. Chlorine is present in small amounts in tap water, so it is best to avoid getting your jewellery wet where possible. It is a simple matter to have items re-plated.