AAA white freshwater pearl drop earrings. Wire wrapped by hand using gold-filled wire. Each dangle is accented with 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
Regular earwire (A.) or Leverbacks (B.) options are available.
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 are 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.