Radiant Orchid Earring
Gold organic hoop shape with a purple gemstone mixture and silver wraps. Hammered texture with a high shine finish.
Metal: Sterling silver, 14k gold filled
Gemstones: Amethyst, pink amethyst, and iolite
Dimensions: 1" x 1.25"
It is the purple variety of the mineral Quartz, and its most valuable and prized variety. Its name derives from the Greek "amethystos", which means "not drunken", as amethyst in antiquity was thought to ward off drunkenness.
ABOUT 14k GOLD FILLED:
*Gold filled is the next level and is an amazing, quality alternative to solid gold
*Gold plating is the lower level and these items tend to tarnish and can often times turn the skin green. Gold filled is an actual layer of gold-pressure bonded to another metal.
*If you can wear gold jewelry without skin sensitivity, you can most likely wear gold filled!
*Many owners find that they never have to clean gold-filled items at all. If it's necessary, clean gold-filled using mild soap and water. Hot weather and water will not damage the material
*During the mid to late Victorian period, gold filled jewelry was very common and was manufactured in large numbers