Smithsonian Institution Exclusive
Feel and look beautiful with these updated Smithsonian classic Vermeil Jadeite Pierced Earrings, a stunner whose elegant style imparts the rich look of acquired estate pieces. The Cabochon Earrings feature distinctive vermeil bamboo settings. This jewelry is fashioned from genuine jadeite. Natural variations will occur.
Like several jewelry pieces in our National Gem Collection.
Symbolizing nobility, perfection and immortality in Chinese culture, jade is a general name for two different minerals—jadeite and nephrite. Though nearly identical in appearance, jadeite and nephrite have distinctly different compositions. Rarer jadeite is usually a vivid green, but can also be lavender, red, orange, yellow, brown, white, black or gray. Nephrite ranges from creamy white to green to almost black.