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Gem Treasures 14K White Gold 1.40ctw Blue Morganite & Blue Diamond Earrings - 120-934


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120-934 - Gem Treasures 14K White Gold 1.40ctw Blue Morganite & Blue Diamond Earrings
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Gem Treasures 14K White Gold 1.40ctw Blue Morganite & Blue Diamond Earrings

Venture into the blue with this serene set. Crafted from polished 14K white gold with rhodium accents, each earring glows with an oval cut 7 x 5mm blue morganite in a prong setting. A surround of 20 round single cut 1m blue diamonds, set in pave, forms a halo around each center stone.

The total blue morganite weight is 1.16ct and the total blue diamond weight is 0.24ct (both approximate). The earrings measure 11/16"L x 5/16W and feature butterfly backs.

Please note: Colored diamonds are enhanced.

Complete the look with the matching ring J410690.

About Blue Morganite:
Blue beryl shows the presence of Aluminium and Silicon as major elements (as expected for a beryl). It also has a minor amount of Calcium which beryls usually have, but, no iron was detected. Iron is present in aquamarines but not in blue beryls. In addition, blue morganite displays fine absorption at around 690nm in the spectroscope- this absorption is assigned to carbonate impurity that has been activated by irradiation (natural or artificial). Hence, this specimen shows all the features of a blue beryl (same as pink Morganite) and not aquamarine.

Part of the Gem Treasures Collection. All weights pertaining to diamond weights are minimum weights. Additionally, please note that many gemstones are treated to enhance their beauty. Click here for important information about gemstone enhancements and special care requirements.


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Earring Back Types


The backing is an important part of an earring, providing a secure closure and comfortable fit. Keep in mind, some earring styles work better with certain back types. Experiment with the different types to find the best fit for you!

Butterfly Back: A double looped piece resembling a butterfly that fits over a post. Variations on this design are called push back clasps. The basic post and butterfly back are usually used for stud earrings and lighter weight drop earrings.

Hinged Snap Backs: This clasp features a hinged post that snaps into a groove on the back of the earring. It is commonly found on hoops. Sometimes the hinged post is curved to provide more room to fit around the ear, sometimes called a saddleback.

Hook Backs: This earring backing is simply a long, bent post that fits through the piercing. Hooks have several variations, most notably the shepherd's hook and the French hook. While thin wire hooks reduce the weight of long earrings, making them more comfortable, they aren't as secure as other clasp styles.

Lever Back: A hinged lever snaps shut against the curved post to form a closed loop around the ear lobe. This clasp is very secure and good for large or medium sized styles that drop just below the ear.

Omega: Also called French clips, this clasp has a straight post and a looped lever. The hinged lever closes around the post and is held against the ear with pressure. The omega clasp is the most secure clasp, especially for the larger, heavier earrings.

Screw back: This backing is a slight variation of the standard post and butterfly nut back. Instead of pushing on the back, the nut twists onto the threaded post. A screw back post design is often preferred for expensive diamond stud earrings that require increased security.


Morganite:

Morganite is the soft pink, sometimes peach or lavender colored, variety of beryl. Often referred to as “pink beryl,” morganite has been called "pink emerald" and "pink aquamarine" to emphasize the kinship to its popular cousins. The pastel gem is colored by trace amounts of manganese in the crystal structure. It has excellent fire and is dichroic, meaning it shows pink hues when viewed from one angle and near colorless properties from another. Almost all morganite is heat-treated to produce or enhance the pink color. Lower quality morganite occurs in colors ranging from a peach-orange to a pinkish-yellow, but once it’s heat-treated, the color changes to a beautiful soft pink.

First discovered in Madagascar in 1911, morganite was named after the American banker and gem enthusiast, John Pierpont Morgan. Legend says that he went down with the Titanic, but Morgan actually missed the doomed maiden voyage and died the following year in Rome, just shy of his 76th birthday. While morganite can be found in Mozambique, Namibia, Afghanistan, Russia and the United States, the finest morganites come from Madagascar and Brazil. In fact, the largest faceted morganite came from Madagascar. It is a 598.70ct cushion-shaped stone residing in the British Museum.

Morganite’s hardness ranks 7.5-8.0 on the Mohs Scale . With its dazzling luster, exquisite color and sufficient hardness, the stone is especially suitable for jewelry. Unfortunately, morganite is relatively rare. This fact alone prevents it from achieving greater popularity as a jewelry gem.




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