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Confetti hoops - gold-filled beaded earrings - lilac

$119.00
Like a little party on your ears, our Confetti Hoops celebrate all things fun and flirty while still being subtle enough for daily wear. Each bead is hand-wired in our West Auckland studio with soldered connectors for durability. Bead clusters are removable so that your high quality 14k gold-filed hoops can be worn separately.
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  • Gold-filled and sterling silver hoops 19mm (M) - as shown
  • Chalcedony, ametrine and purple mica gemstones
  • Hand wired in our West Auckland studio
  • 4cm length
  • Soldered and wired links for durability¬†
  • Suitable for sensitive skin¬†
  • Comes with cotton pouch and cleaning cloth
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Solid Gold - This one is pretty self-explanatory. The crème de la crème of gold jewellery. Gold all the way through, no rubbing off, no tarnishing, heirloom-quality jewellery - but with a price tag to show for it.

Gold-filled - It's safe to say that we LOVE gold-filled jewellery. It is the perfect solution for gold lovers that don't want the hefty price tag of solid gold or the limited durability and eventual heartbreak of gold plated. 

Don't mistake gold-filled as thick gold plating - the process is completely different.

Gold-filled jewellery involves bonding a thick layer of solid gold over a base metal. The results are beautiful. The durability is excellent and it’s ideal for sensitive skin. Even with daily wear, you'll get 10+ years out of your gold-filled pieces, probably more.

What is gold-filled?

Our approach with gold-filled pieces is we aim to use this method in all of our ‚Äėhigh-touch‚Äô areas. So, all of our ear hooks and hoops, chains and other components that have regular contact with the skin will mostly be gold-filled.

This can put the prices up compared to the many plated brands on the market, but we think it's well worth the extra investment to be able to wear your pieces for many years to come.

Gold Plated - Gold plated jewellery has its place, but it's usually around for a good time, not a long time, if you catch my drift.

The process of gold plating involves dipping a component made out of a base metal, like brass, copper or sterling silver in heated liquid gold. The results look great, but the thin layer of gold inevitably wears away or tarnishes. The upside is it's affordable, and while it lasts, it is suitable for sensitive skin.

We aim to make jewellery to last you for many years to come but without the hefty price tag of solid gold pieces that just aren't an option for most of us.

Our approach with gold-plated pieces is that we only use them in low touch areas. For example, charms on our gold-filled hoops or connecting pieces that don't have regular contact with the skin. That way, with good care, and the occasional wipe down, our gold plated components will serve you well while keeping the price down.

 

925 sterling silver is what people sometimes call solid silver. That's true but not technically correct if you're a stickler for detail.

Pure sterling silver is very soft and not durable enough for jewellery, so 925 sterling silver means the piece contains 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% copper for strength.

You can find the hallmark '925' stamped somewhere discrete on genuine silver jewellery. If you look very closely at our hoops and ear hooks, you'll see the 925 stamp - it's tiny, so pop your glasses on!

Our sterling silver is hypoallergenic, nickel and lead-free. Lovely for those sensitive ears.

All our sterling silver components are made from 100% recycled silver, certified by United Precious Metal Refining Inc.  

 

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