AAA white freshwater pearl drop earrings. Wire wrapped by hand using gold filled wire. Each dangle is accented with a vermeil (14k gold plating over sterling silver) round ball charm. The earrings dangle freely at 1 inch off of gold filled earwires. Each pearl will vary in shape and size since they are natural freshwater pearls however I do my best to pair them up properly. The general size /shape of each pearl is 10x8mm with a rice shape.
Materials: Gold filled, vermeil, freshwater pearls
White Pearl matching necklace
AAA Pearl grade: The highest-quality pearl you can buy, AAA pearls are virtually flawless. Their surface has a superior luster that’s at least 95% free from defects of any kind.
What is Vermeil? Vermeil is a product that consists of a base of solid sterling silver, coated or plated, on all significant surfaces with a gold alloy of not less than 10 karat fineness and is at least 2.5 micrometers thick. Vermeil is a wonderful alternative to solid 14K. Still offering the warm hues of gold along with a high quality coating.
What is gold filled? 14/20 gold-filled material is made with 14-karat gold and the gold represents 1/20th (or 5%) of the total weight of the material. Gold filled findings have an actual layer of 14K gold and is considered of greater value and quality over "Gold plated" items. "Gold Plated" items have a microscopic layer of gold that can be easily scrapped and damaged. 14/20 Yellow gold filled materials are a wonderful, cost effective option to its sister, 14K gold. Although Gold-Filled is not new, there is renewed interest in the material due to the high cost of precious metals.