Sterling Silver Rutilated Quartz and White Topaz Earrings
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Crafted in polished 925 sterling silver, these classic dangling earrings each feature anemerald-cut, rutilated quartz measuring 12mm x 10mm in a four prong "claw" setting. Each alsofeatures a row of nine white topaz rounds in bezel settings, all interconnected to allow fluidmovement and flexibility. The total rutilated quartz weight is 11.60ct and the total topazweight is 0.48ct (both approximate). They measure 1 1/2" x 3/8" and have butterfly backs; asilver chain connects the earrings to the butterfly backs as a design feature, but alsoprovides for added safety. Part of the Sonia Bitton Collection.
More about Rutilated quartz: Rutile is a major ore of titanium, which is a metal used for hightech alloys. It often forms needle-like crystal inclusions inside quartz. This form of quartzis known as rutilated quartz and it looks like small bars of imbedded gold. Rutilated quartzhas been referred to as Cupid's darts, Venus hair stone and "Fleches d'amour".