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RUSH 3.75" Smoky Crystal & Glass Beaded Round Drop Earrings - 130-478


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130-478 - RUSH 3.75'' Smoky Crystal & Glass Beaded Round Drop Earrings
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RUSH 3.75" Smoky Crystal & Glass Beaded Round Drop Earrings

Sophisticated dangles with added sparkle! Created in a rhodium plated silver-tone, these earrings feature two round cut 7mm white crystals in adhesive settings. Surrounding this centerpiece is a circular shape with various size faceted and smooth crystal resin beads in a shiny gun metal, smoky and black color. Dangling from the circles are two drop cut 28 x 16mm smoky crystals in drill settings. The pair measures 3-3/4"L x 1-5/8" W with butterfly backings. Shimmering sensations for any day of the week!

Part of the RUSH collection. Made in China.

California residents only: “Proposition 65” WARNING


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Created or simulated gemstones:

How are created or simulated gemstones different from natural gemstones? Natural gems are created by the forces of nature and must be discovered, usually by digging in the ground or sifting through a riverbed. When these stones are created in a laboratory, they are called created, simulated or synthetic gemstones.

The purpose of creating gemstones in a laboratory isn’t necessarily to reduce the cost, but also to produce larger, more perfectly consistent stones. Created or simulated gems can be made of any material. Synthetic gems, however, share virtually all chemical, optical and physical characteristics of their natural mineral counterparts.

Austrian crystals: These are known for their excellent reflective quality and prismatic brilliance. This man-made crystal is created using natural minerals and quartz sand, which are then heated and slowly cooled using a process similar to that of creating hand-blown glass. This process creates an end product that can be fashioned into a beautiful crystal.

A special machine is used to create a highly faceted crystal. The crystals are cut in various directions, which allows for excellent light refraction, exceptional brilliance and unsurpassed color quality at an affordable price.

Today Swarovski® is one of the largest suppliers of high-end crystals. In the late 1800s, Daniel Swarovski invented a machine to cut crystal with extreme precision. He patented his technique and to this day, only select Swarovski family members and employees have unrestricted access to the production facility that creates these crystals. They are used to decorate everything from stilettos and sculptures, to chandeliers, jewelry and clothing.


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
Experience the excitement. Feel the rush. Introducing Rush Fashion Jewelry - a bold, handcrafted collection featuring trend-right pieces for women who seek the extraordinary. Perfect for any occasion, Rush will add personality, pizzazz and fun to your jewelry collection.

Designers Denis Matthews and Charles Wong utilize a variety of textures, colors and materials to create exciting, head-turning styles. Denis' Irish background and Charles' Malaysian heritage result in truly unique pieces inspired by world travel, fashion and current trends.

Beautiful beadwork, painstaking craftsmanship, unique materials and delightful details give Rush Jewelry a look and feel that transcends the typical and reaches toward the extraordinary.

About the Guest:
Find your next statement piece with Rush co-designer Denis Matthews. With a lifetime of jewelry knowledge and expertise, including designing jewelry for nationally recognized fashion brands, Denis makes finding the right style fun and easy. Join Denis on-air and feel the exhilaration of Rush Fashion Jewelry.

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