Simple and sweet, these emerald earrings are excellent for everyday wear.
The rose gold-plated 14k white gold leverback earrings are set with 6x4mm laboratory-grown emeralds. I like laboratory-grown emeralds for two reasons: (1) they are more wallet-friendly than natural emeralds and (2) they aren’t heavily fractured like most natural emeralds (a byproduct of the mining process) so consequently they aren’t clarity enhanced.
Clarity enhancement to minimize the appearance of fractures in natural emeralds involves introducing a filler into the fractures. The filler materials--typically oil, resin, or polymer--degrade over time, giving the fractures a cloudy appearance. Laboratory-grown emeralds are not treated in this way, so their clarity remains high over time.
Contact me to customize these earrings with a different gemstone. Prices may vary.