Darling drop earrings to wear for date night! Each rhodium and platinum over sterling silver earring in this pair features one barrel baroque shaped organic man-made pearl. Choose from black, yellow, soft pink or white for a color that best suits you. And dangling at under 2” in length, these beauties won’t slow you down or get in your way!
About Organic Man-Made Pearls
JOIA de Majorca’s technical innovation and impeccable skill brings you organic man-made pearls, born of a process that mimics the natural development of pearls. Thanks to this innovation, they’re able to offer a wide variety of colors and sizes, and a more consistent quality.
Platinum can be used as a finish coating over sterling silver or copper alloys. Its bright, pure luster enhances the brilliance of gemstones and does not discolor or oxidize. Platinum plating is also characterized by its good resistance to surface abrasion, making jewelry pieces more durable against everyday and long-term wear. Over time, platinum plating will wear off and therefore will require re-plating.
To care for your plated jewelry items:
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
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
One of the world’s most sought-after treasures, the pearl has graced the necks, wrists and hands of humanity for millennia. JOIA de Majorca’s organic, man-made pearls are created using a process that mimics the creation of natural pearls. Thanks to this and the latest innovations, they are able to offer a wider variety of colors and sizes not typically seen in conventional jewelry - and at greater value.
Each piece showcases a consistent quality with better scratch resistance so you can break out the pearls without breaking the bank.
Experience luxury for less with JOIA de Majorca.
About the Guest
President and founder of JOIA de Majorca, Lenny Di Cristofano has always had a passion for pearls and pearl jewelry which lead to the formation of JOIA De Majorca. ‘It brings me tremendous joy to offer a collection of styles that range from classic, yet beautiful strands for an understated, elegant look, to really bold, glamourous statement pieces. Bringing affordable, luxurious pearls and jewelry to every woman to make them feel beautiful, confident, and elegant has always been my dream.’