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- Reversible stud earrings fashioned from freshwater cultured pearls and 14k yellow gold balls
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Her first pair of pearl stud earrings is a jewelry gift that she will remember forever. The 14k Yellow Gold White Freshwater Cultured Pearl and Ball Reversible Stud Earrings is a versatile piece she will enjoy dressing up or down. Each stud earring features a 3.5mm round-shaped freshwater cultured pearl that reveal good uniformity and a medium luster. The pearl is supported by a screw-style earring back that ends with a 14k yellow gold ball stud. This unique pair is reversible as the yellow gold balls can also be worn as metallic studs.
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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.
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.
- Product Dimensions: 4.1 x 3.1 x 0.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B005GUPUTA
- Item model number: 31/854
- Date first available at Amazon.com: September 1, 2011
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Top Customer Reviews
These are wonderful!! The first couple of nights were difficult because of being aware they were on. But they didn't hurt or twist. I now have them on 24/7, except when I want to wear my other earrings. And the cool thing is that I can wear my other earrings without bleeding ears!! I don't notice them at all when I'm sleeping and sleep fabulously now!!
I've had them about a month, swimming, showering, sleeping and have had no problems with the pearls falling out as the other reviewers have mentioned. Great product!
Size: The size is clearly stated in the description of the earrings. (3.75mm). There is also a chart near the bottom of the page for pearl sizes that should help those who do not have a metric measuring device. Even if one doesn't know what diameter 3.75mm is, the chart will help visualize.
I am a very mature woman, and I have double pierced ears. I usually wear these earrings in the top holes on both ears with larger earrings in the bottom hole. I have also worn both pair together, reversing the ones in the top hole from those below. It seems to me that the posts are too long for a baby or a young child. They do not fit tight on my ears!
Durability: I have had mine for two+ months, and I wear them frequently. I have even slept in them. They even went through the shower with me on a couple of occasions. (Non hair washing event!) No problems thus far.
Ease of putting on: They do not have a conventional butterfly back. They have screw backs. They are easy enough to put through the ear, but a bit tricky to screw together easily. Patience is the operative word here! If one is not careful, the screw-on gold bead can get cross-threaded making for a frustrating (spelled: tense) situation. I'm not at all sure a young child could do this without assistance (spelled.... an adult would need to screw the backs on). I do not know how they hold up to the wear and tear that a child might inflict upon them. I am giving them to an 11 year old girl this Christmas.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Much smaller than advertised. Very cheap looking. The backing keeps coming apart. I missed the return window otherwise I would never keep these. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Samantha E.
Love these! I put them in and have no trouble sleeping with them on. I would but again!!Published 4 days ago by pamjo
Love them but didn't last long front fell off with a two weeks of wear.Published 15 days ago by Amazon Customer
Simply lovely, they have a lock set. I won't be losing these. Perfect for everyday and can be switched to fit the occasion, pearl or gold. Well made, keepsake box.Published 25 days ago by Thomasine N.
They are much smaller than we thought. Our own fault as not to confirm the size more closely. We will return for a larger size in same look. Read morePublished 28 days ago by Richard K.
Unfortunately, the one earring is defective. It is pretty, but smaller than I expected.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I really like these small earrings for the amount that I paid. I do wish they were a little larger. These would be great in an small child. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Renya