These earrings feature dramatic faceted aquamarines. I've set them in 22k gold atop a baseplate of 22k gold/silver bimetal*. At the top of the aquamarines 18k gold stems wrap across the stone with swiss blue topaz and green sapphire flowers woven to them and contrasting silver sprouts extending to the sides. The earwires are 18k gold with silver sprout accents. These earrings measure 1 3/8 inches wide, dangling 2 1/8 inches long.
*Bimetal features a layer of high-karat 22-karat yellow gold pressure-bonded to a layer of bright Argentium® Silver. The gold constitutes a full 10% of the overall weight and the Argentium constitutes the remaining 90%. The front of the piece shows the gold layer and the back is silver. This is a cost-efficient way to achieve the warm look of gold jewelry.