Judith Ripka Sterling Opaque Tanzanite Diamonique Stud Earrings

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Radiate with a regal look courtesy of these sterling silver stud earrings, which are anchored by a round, opaque tanzanite cabochon at the center. Amid the earrings' rope and textured details are glinting Diamonique(R) simulated diamonds. A round Diamonique stone shines at the top, while a square Diamonique stone--flanked by round Diamonique simulated diamonds--sparkles at the bottom. From Judith Ripka.

Pierced or Non-Pierced.

  • Sterling silver
  • Total Diamonique simulated diamond weight is approximately 55 points
  • Gemstone weight is not given for cabochons
  • Bezel-set, round, opaque tanzanite cabochon at center; bezel-set, square Diamonique simulated diamond at bottom; bezel-set, round Diamonique stone at top; bead-set, round Diamonique simulated diamonds on each side of the square Diamonique stone; rope and textured details
  • Pierced: posts and omega backs, for pierced ears only
  • Non-Pierced: clip-ons with omega backs, for non-pierced ears
  • Measures approximately 5/8"L x 1/2"W
  • Made in Thailand

About Judith Ripka
Judith Ripka

Award-winning designer Judith Ripka inspires those who appreciate style, design, and uncompromising quality. Her numerous achievements include winning the prestigious De Beers Award for Diamond Design and being inducted into the Council of Fashion Designers of America.

Since launching her career in 1977, Ripka has helped others understand that fashion is about style and creating a total look. Taking cues from her busy life as wife, mother, and grandmother, Ripka designs versatile, classic jewelry with a modern twist. Often working side-by-side with clients, she finds joy in sharing her unique interpretation of color, gems, metals, and overall design.

Ripka is committed to using the finest materials in her designs. She also strives to nurture her relationships with European artisans who have been exclusively dedicated to the manufacturing needs of The Judith Ripka Companies, Inc. for over 15 years.

Ripka's passion for jewelry and for her family sparkles with unmatched brilliance. She and husband Ronald J. Berk are committed to making a difference through charity endeavors and involvement in the arts.

Information supplied by The Judith Ripka Companies, Inc.

About Tanzanite

About Tanzanite

Tanzanite gets its name from its origin of Tanzania. In 1967, Manuel d'Souza discovered this extraordinary variety of the mineral zoisite while searching for sapphires. The Tanzania mines are located at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Widely seen as a geological phenomenon, this precious gemstone formed in the earth's surface over 585 million years ago during the pan-African event (the shifting of continents). It's also trichroic in nature, meaning that it radiates blue, violet, and burgundy from its crystallographic axes, depending upon the stone cut.

A commemorative gemstone for the 24th wedding anniversary as well as December birthdays, tanzanite is thought to balance emotions and clear the heart chakra, helping people accept change. Ranking a 6 or 7 on Moh's hardness scale, it's considered to be a soft gemstone and more fragile than sapphires. To clean tanzanite, use a gentle detergent and a soft brush. Allow ample drying time before storing. Ultra-sonic devices and steam-based cleaners are not recommended.

Information provided by Hayley Henning of the Tanzanite Foundation.

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Judith Ripka Sterling Opaque Tanzanite Diamonique Stud Earrings 3.8 5 4 4
Beautiful Earrings I think the earlier reviewers' comments regarding the dark color of the tanzanite stones in these earrings must have had an effect. The ones I received just recently were exacftly the same color as the picture shows. They are really lovely earrings and go with both lavenders and light blues in my wardrobe. I had been eyeing them for awhile and was delighted when they went on clearance. 12-27-13
Very disappointed The earrings went back immediately. The stones were very dark. I don't know how the photograph was done, but it looks like it was back-lighted to produce that glow. The stones on mine were so dark, it was difficult to tell the color. 11-23-12
exquisite these are petite earrings in the Ripka universe, but chock full of attention to detail and eye-catching design. they look lovely and sparkle-y on the ear. i took away a star for an ongoing problem with Ripka earrings: the post on the pierced earring is too thin and can bend. 12-02-11
BEAUTIFUL EARRINGS TANZANITE WAS NOT Love all things Judith Ripka, and really loved the style and fit of these earrings, however I was very disappointed in the poor quality of the tanzanite stones. Appearance is closer to an iolite in color. They were not even a close match in color and clarity. Needless to say, for the price, they were returned. 11-27-11
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