Not often do you see smooth Emerald Drop earrings. The Emerald teardrop stones are not translucent, but the lights shimmer through each stone. Each stone is wire wrapped to a single sterling silver chain attached to a sterling silver earwire.
Each stone measures ~7mm x 4 mm.
Overall length of the earrings (including from the top of the earwire) is 1-1/2"
Emerald is a rare and valuable gemstone that is a variety of the mineral Beryl. They receive their beautiful green coloration from trace amounts of Chromium. Emeralds tend to have numerous inclusions, so unlike diamonds, which are magnified 10x to grade their clarity, Emeralds are graded by the eye. If "by eye" an Emerald has no visible inclusions, it is considered flawless. Emeralds have long been associated with beauty, health, and happiness. Early admirers saw emeralds as the promise of a fresh green spring. It is the traditional birthstone for the month of May.