Gemstone Drop Leverback Earrings

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Item 42364

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Description

Polish your look with a pair of these "A-list" Gemstone Drop Leverback Earrings. Subtly shimmering cubic zirconia mountings accent sterling silver leverback closures. 13x16mm. Made in China.

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Aventurine
Amethyst
Aquamarine

Museum Story

These Gemstone Drop Leverback Earrings celebrate semiprecious stones in our National Gem Collection at our National Museum of Natural History. One of the greatest collections of its kind, the National Gem and Mineral Collection includes over 375,000 individual specimens.

Gemstone Info

The most valuable gem variety of crystalline quartz, amethyst ranges in color from pale lilac to deep reddish purple. The official birthstone for those born in February, amethyst is said to guard against drunkenness.

One of several gem-quality varieties of beryl, aquamarine is sought for its breathtaking sea-blue colors and its wonderful transparency and clarity. The official birthstone for those born in March, aquamarine is believed to impart foresight, courage, and happiness.

Sometimes mistaken for jade, aventurine is a compact variety of translucent to opaque quartz. Small inclusions of shiny minerals give this stone a sparkling effect, called aventurescence. (Mica inclusions give a silvery sheen. Hematite, a reddish or grayish sparkle.) Typically green, aventurine can also be peach, brown, or blue.

Details

1"l. Sterling silver leverback earwires.

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Anonymous

December 30, 2021

Customer Rating: 4 out of 5 Ok

Ordered in blue. The stone is paler blue than what the picture shows but still pretty. Clasp is a little stiff and small. Nice weight.

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Alan Morris

December 27, 2021

Customer Rating: 1 out of 5 Poor Quality Earrings

Earrings arrived on time and seemingly in good order. When my wife took the earrings out of the plastic pouch we found one of the clasps broken. They appear to be very poor quality for a nice pair of earrings. Returning for refund.

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Jane

December 10, 2021

Customer Rating: 2 out of 5 Nice idea - does not lay nicely on my ear

Beautiful stone (aquamarine), but does not sit properly on my ear. Had to add silicone stoppers.

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