Sterling silver earrings, Ag 925/1000. Studs with friction back. Rhodium plated. With genuine, natural gemstone - garnet. Garnet is the birthstone of January and gemstone of Aquarius zodiac sign. It is the perfect gift at the 2nd and the 6th wedding anniversary. People believe that garnet allows healing, increases strength and protection. The garnet is often worn to relieve burns and to improve the circulation of blood. In the past, friends often exchanged gifts containing garnet gemstones to make sure that they will meet in future again. Gemstone characteristics: Type: Natural gemstone - garnet. Sensual earrings are exquisiting by a intoxicating beauty of a garnet. Country of origin: Mozambique. Carat weight: 2 x 0.82 ct = 1.64 ct. Square (princess) cut, 5x5 mm. Color: Red. Clarity: VVS-VS. Luster: Excellent. Hardness: 7 - 7.5 Mohs. Specific gravity: 3.6 - 3.8. Refractive index: 1.72 - 1.75. Garnet jewelry cleaning: The best way to clean garnet jewelry is using mild detergent and warm water. Avoid cleaning with ultrasound or steam cleaners. Do not expose garnets to excessive heat or acids. Price per pair.