Dress up your classic collection of lustrous pearls with the fun 10k Yellow Gold Open Heart Freshwater Pearl Pendant and Earrings Set. Resting from an 18-inch rope chain is an open-heart shaped pendant that is crafted in cheerful 10k yellow gold. Floating inside is a round medium luster pearl that reveals good to very-good uniformity. This fun design is matched on a pair of drop earrings that are affixed with spring-ring clasps.
The Amazon Curated Collection
Discover the Amazon Curated Collection of fine and fashion jewelry. The expansive selection of high-quality jewelry featured in the Amazon Curated Collection offers everyday values that range from precious gemstone and diamond pieces to the latest fashion designs.
This hand-selected assortment features an array of diamond, gemstone, and precious metal designs that receive a quality inspection, including from Amazon’s staff graduate gemologist, to ensure they meet Amazon’s high standards. All diamonds featured in the Amazon Curated Collection are certified by our suppliers to be conflict free, and IGI, GIA, or AGS certifications are provided on white diamonds of .75 carats or larger on all stud earrings, rings, and pendant necklaces.
Pieces from the Amazon Curated Collection come packaged in a custom box, making them wonderful gifts. In addition, we offer free one-day shipping within the continental U.S. on items over $500. International shipping options for friends and family overseas are available for an additional fee.
The Amazon Curated Collection offers a specialized customer service team that is available seven days a week to answer any product questions before, during or after the purchase. If you’re not satisfied for any reason, you will receive a full refund and free return shipping within the U.S. if you return your purchase within 30 days.
Find a special gift for a loved one or a beautiful piece that complements your personal style with jewelry from the Amazon Curated Collection.
The Klassics gold jewelry collection is designed to be just the way it sounds: classic. All pieces included in this collection are pure 10k gold – they are not filled, plated or dipped. Jewelry manufactured from 10k gold does not react with other elements to create tarnish, resulting in a lustrous finish day-in and day-out.
This precious metal is lustrous and never goes out of style. It is suited for everyday use because 10k gold is more durable and less likely to bend than higher-karat gold jewelry, and is more affordable. The Klassics collection offers pieces in both traditional 10k yellow gold as well as 10k white gold for a more modern and relevant look, and specializes in classic hoop earrings and basic chains.
The 10k gold Klassics earring collection includes hoops in all sizes, millimeters and diameters. From the most affordable endless hoop earring to the more fashionable larger earrings, all are made for pierced ears and finished with strong 10k gold closures. They are the perfect gift for anyone, and they are the building blocks of a basic jewelry wardrobe. Smaller hoop earrings can be worn for a more subtle look, or throw on a pair of bigger hoops when you feel like being noticed – and complimented. Regardless of age, occasion, or decade, a hoop earring is always appropriate. Feel secure knowing that you are wearing real karat gold jewelry in a time-honored design.
The 10k gold Klassics basic chain collection offers a comprehensive selection, including all of the essential and necessary styles to add to your everyday jewelry wardrobe. These chains come in a variety of lengths and millimeter sizes, and are offered in both white and yellow gold. Durable box chains are perfect for pendants or charms, and have a clean, modern look. Or opt for the delicately elegant Singapore chain, in a twisted design that never fails to catch the light. The snake chain is shiny and sleek - and strong enough to hold your heavier pieces so you don’t have to worry. Our solid diamond-cut rope chains are hand-made, sturdy, and substantial. All of the 10k gold chains in this collection are perfect to wear with your favorite collectible, yet are equally beautiful worn alone to add a subtle gleam to any outfit.
There is a piece of Klassics 10k gold jewelry for everyone. These are the pieces that you reach for every day, the gifts you receive when you’re beginning your own special gold jewelry collection, and the pieces you keep adding to your jewelry box for a selection that is timeless.
Karat Gold is a “noble metal” meaning it has very special and enduring properties. Hence, it has been long sought after through the ages and used as adornment in jewelry, coinage, and the arts.
Gold does not rust, tarnish, or corrode, and with basic care, gold “glows” for years to come. Since gold is malleable, ductile and has tenacity, it can be shaped, formed and molded into almost any design that will hold its definition. Gold is also hypoallergenic.
“Pure Gold” or “Fine Gold” is known as 24k gold, which indicates that it is entirely gold, 24 parts out of 24. However, most jewelry is made from either 18k gold, 14k gold or 10k gold. While yellow gold is the most traditional color, by mixing gold with other alloys, jewelers can create stunning shades of gold: white gold, pink gold, rose gold, orange gold and even green gold are just some of the many colors that are becoming more available.
Pure gold is “alloyed” or mixed with other metals for added strength, hardness and to produce a variety of colors. The percentage of gold to the total weight of gold plus alloy is what is referred to as gold’s “karatage” or the karat of gold. The use of the term “solid gold” always refers to an item of gold that is solidly of gold or of a gold alloy throughout. In the United States, “karat” with a “K” refers to the quality of the gold.
Karatage is one of the most important factors to consider when buying gold.
Higher karatage gold jewelry products offer heightened intrinsic value that is higher than the lower karatage equivalents. For example, one gram of 14k gold is more valuable than one gram of 10k gold. Higher karatage gold also offers a heightened emotional perceived value.
Karatage is often perceived as a seal of quality rather than a mathematical reference to percentage of gold. This is true to the extent that the U.S. laws mandate a minimum (41.7% for 10k Gold) amount of karatage in order to be legally called “gold.”
Cleaning and Caring for your Gold Jewelry
If treated carefully, a gold jewelry item can last a lifetime and even handed down to future generations. Gold is lasting and durable but can get scratched or dented if treated roughly. This is particularly true of items worn on the hands like rings and bracelets that are prone to a lot of knocks, so remove these pieces before any type of strenuous activity.
Also, beware of chemicals. Gold’s worst enemy is chlorine. Keep your gold jewelry away from chlorinated cleaning products and out of swimming pools, etc. On a related note, acids, abrasives and other harsh chemicals found in some common household cleaning solutions can weaken your jewelry or damage its finish. It is best to remove all gold jewelry when handling these types of products.
Gold can lose its luster over time if repeatedly exposed to dust, moisture, perspiration and makeup. Make sure to clean your jewelry regularly to remove these substances; you can use a cleaning solution of lukewarm water and a mild soap. After cleaning and rinsing, always dry and polish jewelry with a chamois or soft cloth to avoid scratches and to bring out its shine.
Proper storage is as important as cleaning. Protect your gold jewelry by storing it safely in a jewelry box or keeping it wrapped in a soft cloth when not being worn.
Freshwater Cultured Pearls
These pearls are gathered from freshwater lake and river mollusks. Most Freshwater pearls come from China and they can be mostly round to off-round, or rice-shaped to baroque. They look similar to Akoya pearls, but are the perfect gift when on a budget. They might be slightly less symmetrical, smaller, or not as easily matched, but these minor differences provide a major value for the price.
Pearls are produced naturally in the body of salt and freshwater mollusks, such as oysters and mussels. When these animals sense an irritant, such as a grain of sand, they produce a soft coating of calcium carbonate substance around it. The result is a pearl. Because perfectly round, naturally produced pearls are so rare, a process known as cultivation was developed by Kokichi Mikimoto in the early 1900s. A small bead of polished shell, the nucleus, is used as an irritant and delicately inserted into the mantle of a mollusk. It takes approximately 20-24 months of intensive husbandry to cultivate a saltwater pearl and somewhat less time to cultivate freshwater pearls. The harvest usually takes place during the months of June and September.
Mollusks produce pearls in a variety of colors, accommodating most personal preferences and budgets. The general color of a pearl is also known as the body color. Pearls typically range from white, cream, and yellow to pink, silver, or black. An overtone of secondary color is sometimes seen. For instance, a pearl may appear to be white, but upon closer inspection a rosy hue is detected. The body color would then be termed white-rosé. Color variation does not affect the quality of the pearl, though it should be noted that color matching is important when choosing pearls for some necklaces, earrings, or bracelets. In fashion jewelry, pearls can sometimes be dyed to achieve the desired color, which should be mentioned in the product description or specifications.
The appealing, deep shine of a pearl is often what defines its beauty. This shine is produced by multiple layers of semi-opaque calcium carbonate crystals, called nacre. The nacre reflects light on the surface of the pearl, producing brilliance and sheen. Lustre is an integral feature in determining the quality of a pearl. Large pearls have a thicker nacre and, therefore, a higher lustre. When comparing a small Freshwater pearl to a large South Sea pearl, the difference is clearly visible to the untrained eye and should be considered when purchasing pearls.
While pearls come in many different shapes, the rarest and highest-quality are round. Akoya, Tahitian, and South Sea oysters tend to produce the roundest pearls, while those of Freshwater mollusks can be oval to slightly off-round. When considering a pearl purchase, whether it be a necklace, bracelet, or earrings, look for consistency in the shapes of the pearls. Many of the less symmetrical shapes are used in stylish jewelry which can be quite beautiful: the drop pearl's shape lends well to earrings, and the baroque pearl features irregular shapes that work well as necklace accents. In addition, a half sphere pearl called a "mabe" is often used in earrings, necklaces, and bracelets.
An oyster's particular type and size has a direct effect on how large the pearl it produces will be, and pearls do come in a wide range of sizes. Round pearls are measured according to their diameter, while baroque pearls are measured by their length and width. A pearl's size does not necessarily affect its quality, but it does affect its price. Large, round pearls are rare and their lustre is usually high--this beautiful combination of traits is often reflected in the cost of such pearls.
Average pearl sizes (in diameter):
South Sea: 11-13mm
Often when an oyster creates a pearl, the nacre does not develop smoothly. The surface of a pearl is judged by how many marks are visible in the nacre. These imperfections can be small and unnoticeable or quite large and distinct. Like diamonds, pearls are rarely flawless. However, high lustre or the way pearls are strung and set can help conceal surface markings.
Proper care of pearls is not difficult if you remember that they are organic and produced by a living thing. Pearls are soft and delicate, but when cared for with common sense, they will maintain their lustre for centuries. The pearls should not come in contact with cosmetics, hairspray, perfume, chlorinated water, or other harsh chemicals. To keep them clean, let them be the last item put on when dressing, and the first item taken off at the end of an evening. The best way to maintain their lustre is to wear the pearls often, and wipe them down with a soft cloth afterward--pearls absorb the oils from skin, which helps keep them moist. Pearls should be stored in a cloth pouch or jewelry bag, separated from other jewelry to prevent nicks or chipping. Periodically, pearl strands should be restrung since the silk thread used to tie the pearls together breaks down over time.