9CT YELLOW & WHITE GOLD FROSTED HOOP EARRINGS
These stunningly dual-textured hoop earrings are made from a combination of fine 9ct polished Yellow and frosted White Gold. They fasten securely using a hinged post fitting. These beautiful earrings would make a wonderful gift for someone special.
Available in a discreet 10mm diameter, up to a statement 50mm, and two sizes of an oval hoop. Also in Rose & White Gold, and entirely White Gold.
In medieval times gold was considered good for your health, following the belief that something so beautiful and rare had to be good for you. I read recently that over 98% of all of the gold ever mined on our planet is believed to still be in circulation today. As gold effectively acts as a currency and can easily be melted down and converted to cash, this is the main reason why there is so little heritage jewellery that has survived the centuries. It’s not that gold is not durable; it is just the case that very few pieces have survived the various depressions and recessions. Once gold pieces are converted to cash they are normally melted, sold as bullion and then eventually resold to jewellers to manufacture back into jewellery. There is every chance that somebody reading this is wearing an item of gold jewellery, from which a portion of the metal in the piece was once worn by royalty.
White gold is usually enhanced with Rhodium plating. To preserve this plating, avoid swimming in your jewellery as chlorine, in particular, can cause faster degradation. Chlorine is present in small amounts in tap water, so it is best to avoid getting your jewellery wet where possible. It is a simple matter to have items re-plated.