rUBY is the birthstone for July and all my Ruby pieces are currently discounted. Also Peridot pieces are a bargain right now (you can get ahead for those August birthdays)! Discount added at checkout. Please message me with any questions!💎💕


Christine Alexander Fine Jewellery

Regular price £195.00

Get ready to dazzle, my friends, because I'm about to introduce you to the hottest trend in town – the triple spike huggie hoops, bedecked with sparkling pave Cubic Zirconia. These little stunners are your go-to for everyday glam or turning heads on a special occasion. And guess what? These aren't your ordinary hoops; they're crafted from high-quality 9ct Yellow Gold – no fancy plating tricks here! ✨💫

These hoops are like the Swiss Army knife of jewellery – versatile and stylish. You can rock them solo for a chic minimalist look, or pile them on with other pieces to create a curated ear that's the envy of all. Seriously, they're so fierce, even I'm grabbing a pair! #christineapproved 🙌

Let's talk specs, shall we? These babies have a 15mm diameter with a 9.1mm inner diameter, and they're hinged for easy peasy wearing. Plus, they're feather-light at just 1.28g, so you'll forget you're even wearing them – until someone compliments you, that is. 😉

Now, a little FYI – if you've got thicker earlobes, this tiny hoop might give you a snug fit, so double-check that it's your ear's soulmate before adding it to your cart. Unfortunately, we can't do refunds or exchanges on pierced jewellery, so better safe than sorry!

Oh, and about those dazzling close-up shots – I use a macro lens to capture all the juicy details. It might make things look bigger on your screen than they are in person, so always peek at the dimensions and weights listed for that perfect clarity.

Now, let's dive into some jewellery trivia! Cubic Zirconia, often seen as a dazzling substitute for Diamonds, has had its fair share of time in the spotlight. It's not just about the sparkle; it's also been seen as a way to combat the whole conflict Diamond hullabaloo. You know, the whole drama about the rarity and value of Diamonds and the bigwigs in the industry playing price-fixing games? Yeah, that.

One big player in this Diamond scene was De Beers, who pretty much had a monopoly on the market from the 1870s to the early 2000s. But times have changed, and their grip isn't as iron-clad as it once was. The price of Diamonds keeps skyrocketing, thanks to the booming demand in places like India and China.

Now, let's chat about those "conflict diamonds" – the ones that fund all sorts of not-so-nice stuff. The Kimberley Process was supposed to save the day and stop these Diamonds from hitting European and American markets, but it hasn't been the slam dunk we hoped for. According to a 2015 study, groups in the Central African Republic were still raking in millions from blood Diamonds.

So, what's the alternative, you ask? Enter Diamond substitutes like Cubic Zirconia. They're seen as a way to dodge the whole ethical quagmire without completely tanking the economies of mining countries like the Democratic Republic of Congo. It's like a band-aid solution for now, but the real goal is to establish a rock-solid system to track the origin of these stones. 💎🌟

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