Absolute Black Jade Reversible Earrings
Absolute Black Jade Reversible EarringsAbsolute Black Jade Reversible Earrings

Karin Jacobson

These elegant earrings are entirely hand fabricated in recycled 18 karat yellow gold and feature Absolute Black Jade dangles hanging from three diamond clusters with French wires. The dangles can be worn with the prong side up (on this side, the stone has a rough surface texture, and an extra diamond at the top) or the gold stripe side up (on this side, the stone is flat and matte and shows a couple of tiny whitish inclusions toward the bottom). The tops are three diamond clusters (.19ct total weight of recycled G-I color, SI clarity diamonds), and have hooks on the back to make changing the orientations of the dangles easy.

And for the gem lovers out there, a few fun facts about Absolute Black Jade: It gets its name from the fact that it is pure black, with no green undertones. I purchased this particular material from a gem cutter who sourced it in Arizona. There is some debate as to whether Absolute Black Jade is "true" jade, or whether it is actually a stone called Black Amphibole, but there is no doubt that the color is true black!