I'm assured by the Brazilian supplier that the gems were ethically earth-mined and are 100% natural (i.e no heat or radiation processes were needed to enhance their natural colour). Each stone has been master cut and displays flawless ('IF') clarity, excellent luster, and a superb saturation of colour in the rich 'sherry orange' hue that this famous type of Citrine is prized for.
In total the gems weigh exactly 0.90 carats and measure 5mm diameter. With their solid silver setting each erring weighs 0.4 grams.
As with all Salon Petite stud earrings, the prong tips have been micro sanded to limit the chances of the metalwork catching in hair, and both sterling silver butterfly clutches and clear silicone stoppers are supplied for your comfort and convenience in fitting.
* genuine Madeira Citrine reporting a Refractive Index of 1.546, tested by me in my studio. These are authentic gems - not the hydrothermal (synthetic) crystal, Swarovski glass, or cubic zirconia of a faux citrine colour that you see in budget jewellery chain retailer shops.