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Kristen Amato 2" 7.42ctw Black Spinel Fringe Cluster Drop Earrings - 127-489


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127-489 - Kristen Amato 2'' 7.42ctw Black Spinel Fringe Cluster Drop Earrings
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Kristen Amato 2" 7.42ctw Black Spinel Fringe Cluster Drop Earrings

Black tipped golden fringes cascade down your lobes for a stunning style! Crafted in platinum or 18K gold embraced™ sterling silver, each earring showcases one pear checkerboard cut 7 x 5mm, ten pear shaped checkerboard cut 5 x 3mm and three round cut 3mm black spinel stones in bezel and fancy settings.

The total approximate spinel weight is 7.42ct. The earrings measure 2"L x 7/16"W and secure with butterfly backings.

Complete the look with the matching ring 125-454.

Gemstone may vary in color and/or pattern. Please allow for these natural variations.

From the Kristen Amato Collection. Includes a warranty card and gemstone romance card with purchase. All weights pertaining to gemstones, including diamonds, 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.


Gold over Silver    Drops    


Vermeil Plating:
Pronounced "vermay," vermeil is an electroplating process in which 14K gold or higher is coated over sterling silver. Officially designated by the jewelry industry, items may only be sold as vermeil if they have a minimum thickness of 100 millionths of an inch (2.5 microns) of gold over the silver. Regular gold plating is less than 2.5 microns.

The "vermeil" technique of plating sterling silver with gold originated in France in the 1750s. It differs from "gold filled" or "gold plated" in terms of the thickness or thinness of the microns over sterling silver. "Gold filled" pieces have a much thicker layer, between 15 and 45 microns, which is mechanically bonded to the base metal with heat and pressure. Vermeil is a more expensive version of "gold plated". It does not wear off as quickly as gold plating does. However, over time, vermeil wears off and therefore will require re-plating.

Gold/Platinum Embraced Silver or Bronze:
Our platinum and gold embraced collections feature layers of platinum or 18K gold over sterling silver or bronze for a lustrous, radiant finish everywhere you look and touch.

To care for your plated jewelry items:

  • Remove jewelry before bathing, swimming, washing hands, putting on make-up, lotions, perfumes, and/or working with household chemicals, cleaners, or acidic liquids.
  • Do not clean plated jewelry in an ultrasonic cleaner or in silver cleaning solutions, as it could completely remove the plating finish from your item.
  • Ensure your jewelry item is thoroughly dry before storing. Moisture in an enclosed space can increase tarnishing.
  • Store your plated jewelry in a jewelry box lined with felt or anti-tarnish material. Items should not be stacked as this may cause damage to the plating surface.
  • Do not use excessive pressure when cleaning with a polishing cloth or soft brush, as this may cause damage to the plating.
  • Over time your plated items will need to be re-plated. Contact your local jeweler for information on plating services.


    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.




  • About the Collection
    Kristen Amato Jewelry is a diverse and sophisticated gemstone collection showcasing a perfect fusion of trend, fun and elegance. Carefully crafted in 18K Gold Embraced™ bronze, Kristen Amato jewelry is exclusive to ShopHQ and features genuine gemstone designs that are relevant for today's fashions. With an eye for detail and a passion to create, Kristen's collection compliments virtually any style.

    For more than a decade, Kristen Amato has made a name for herself in the jewelry industry and has become known for her tasteful, feminine designs. Continuously keeping an eye on jewelry trends from across the globe, Kristen brings her latest creations to ShopHQ in this stunning collection. Offering a full line of jewelry accessories, you'll always find something new with Kristen Amato Jewelry.

    Kristen Amato About The Guest
    While keeping an eye on jewelry trends across the globe, on-air guest and designer Kristen Amato sells her unique creations to boutiques worldwide from London to Curacao.

    A self-proclaimed jewelry fanatic, Kristen first created her jewelry for close friends in 2002. Eventually, the designs made their way to local Chicago boutiques and were met with instant approval. Many of her accomplished designs continue to be featured in top fashion-forward publications.

    In 2011, Kristen's trend-right gemstone collection was introduced to ShopNBC as part of the United Designers show headed up by industry expert and graduate gemologist Michael Valitutti.

    Join Kristen on-air as she describes the details of her designs.

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