Ruby and Freshwater Pearl Earrings
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Elegantly long freshwater pearls dangle gracefully beneath sparking rubies. Metal findings are 14k gold fill. Drop is approximately 3.25 inches.
- A ruby is a pink to blood-red colored gemstone, a variety of the mineral corundum (aluminum oxide). Other varieties of gem-quality corundum are called sapphires. Ruby is one of the traditional cardinal gems, together with amethyst, sapphire, emerald, and diamond. The word ruby comes from ruber, Latin for red. The color of a ruby is due to the element chromium.
- Cultured freshwater pearls are pearls that are farmed and created using freshwater mussels. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission requires that farmed freshwater pearls be referred to as "freshwater cultured pearls" in commerce. Quality of cultured freshwater pearls is evaluated through a grading system of a series of A values, based on luster, shape, surface, color and matching.