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Christine Alexander Fine Jewellery

Regular price £115.00

Meet the ear cuff that's here to revolutionise your bling game – and get this, no piercings required. It's the lazy girl's guide to looking fabulous; slap it on, and you're good to go for a multitude of occasions and placements. Pave set with teeny Cubic Zirconia stones around half its circumference, this baby is like the minimalist's secret weapon. The diameter? A modest 8mm – tiny but trust me, it packs a sparkling punch that says, "I might be small, but my bling game is mighty!"

Now, let's dive into the world of Cubic Zirconia – the rebel jewel that's been giving Diamonds a run for their money. It's not just a substitute; it's a competitor, challenging the whole conflict between Diamond drama and the De Beers monopoly party that lasted way too long. Back in the day, De Beers had a stranglehold on the Diamond market, pulling price-fixing shenanigans from the 1870s to the early 2000s. Fast forward, and they've lost a bit of that power, but Diamonds are still getting pricier, thanks to the growing demand in places like India and China. Enter conflict Diamonds – a dark side of the bling industry. The Kimberley Process was supposed to keep them in check, but surprise, it's not as effective as we thought. A 2015 study spilt the beans, revealing that groups in the Central African Republic were cashing in on blood Diamonds, making millions annually.

Now, here's where Cubic Zirconia swoops in as the ethical superhero. It's like saying, "Hey, I'm not funding those sketchy practices," while still looking fabulous. But of course, it's not a one-size-fits-all solution. Some mining countries, like the Democratic Republic of Congo, worry that a Diamond boycott would hit them where it hurts – the economy. So, while Cubic Zirconia might be a short-term fix, the long game involves a more rigorous system to track the origins of these stones.

And there you have it – bling with a side of ethical sass. Grab this ear cuff, let your ear party without the piercings, and show the world you can sparkle without the shady drama. #EarCuffRevolution #CZAllDayEveryday #BlingWithEthics

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