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Tre Esse 14K Gold 2.25" Textured Teardrop Shape Dangle Earrings
Discover a delightful drop! Designed in an eye-catching 14K yellow gold, each earring features seven openwork teardrop shaped dangles all cascading from a single post. Textured and polished finishes add a brilliant sparkle with each step you take. You'll also notice that the lightweight style offers a nice break from a heavier gemstone drop or large hoop design. You lobes are sure to thank you!

Details
  • Metal: 14K Yellow Gold
  • Measurements: 2-3/8"L x 5/8"W x 1/8"H
  • Backing Type: Butterfly
  • Collection: Tre Esse
  • Country of Origin: Italy

Background of Tre Esse
The story of Tre Esse begins in 1987, with the artisanal workshop of Gabriella and Mariano Basso and with the first initial of their three daughters' names: Silvia, Sara and Sabrina. The tradition of quality and Italian design remains a top priority for Gabriella and Mariano and the second generation Silvia and Sara who are actively involved in the company. Influenced by their parents Sara and Silvia began their career in the jewelry industry right after their studies and they have always been creatively motivated. High precision, clever use of negative space, elegance and dynamic workmanship is the object of their design in both fashion and classic collections, in which gold is the undisputed protagonist.

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Yellow Gold
By far the most common color of gold used in jewelry, yellow gold is gold in its natural shade. Yellow gold is usually alloyed with copper and silver to increase the strength of the metal. How yellow the metal is depends upon the content of gold. A 14-karat piece of jewelry will have a brighter yellow hue than a 10-karat piece. Likewise, an 18-karat piece of jewelry will have a deeper yellow than 14-karat gold, and so on.

Gold Karat
Gold's softness and malleability make it a wonderful metal to work with when creating virtually any design in jewelry. But this softness can be a drawback as well. To make it stronger and more durable, gold is usually alloyed, or mixed, with other metals such as copper or silver. The higher a metal's percentage of gold content, the softer and more yellow the jewelry piece. The karat weight system used to measure gold in a piece is the same for all hues, including white and yellow gold.

The word “carat” is Arabic, meaning “bean seed.” This is because historically seeds were used to measure weights of gold and precious stones. In the United States, “karat” with a “k” is used to measure gold's purity, while “carat” with a “c” is used in measuring a gemstone's size. The karat mark of gold represents the percentage of pure gold to alloy.

  • 24K is pure gold or 100% gold
  • 21K is 21/24ths gold content or 87.5% gold: In the United States, jewelry with this karatage or higher is rare. It is far more common in Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia.
  • 18K is 18/24ths gold content or 75% gold: This karatage is a popular high-end choice in the United States, Europe and other regions. Its popularity is spreading throughout North America.
  • 14K is 14/24ths gold content or 58.5% gold: This is the most common gold karatage in the United States because of its fine balance between gold content, durability and affordability.
  • 10K is 10/24ths gold content or 41.7% gold: This karatage is gaining popularity for its affordability and durability. Commonly used in everyday-wear jewelry such as rings, 10K gold beautifully withstands wear and tear. It is the lowest gold content that can be legally marked or sold as gold jewelry in the United States.

    In order to determine the karat weight of a specific item, simply look for the quality mark. Jewelry items will bear the stamp of their karatage based upon the United States or European system of marking. The United States system designates pieces by their karats—24K, 18K, 14K, 10K, etc. The European system designates pieces by their percentage of gold content. For instance, 10K gold is marked “417,” denoting 41.7% gold; 14K is marked “585,” denoting 58.5% gold; and 18K is marked “750,” denoting 75% gold; etc.

    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 eye-catching, refined style of Tre Esse - exquisite Italian gold jewelry showcasing a high level of dimension and detail. Designed, created and hand-finished in Italy, each 14K gold piece was made exclusively for EVINE Live. The story of Tre Esse began in the artisanal workshop of Gabriella and Mariano Basso, parents of Silvia, Sara and Sabrina. The brand, named after the three initials of their daughters, continues to keep the tradition and quality of Italian craftsmanship a top priority.

    About the Guest
    Sara Busso is the export manager for Tre Esse and loves sharing their jewelry with the world. She began her career as a young girl, working to craft and design pieces before attending school in the United States for marketing and economics. She officially joined the family business at 24 and has been loving it ever since.