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9CT ROSE GOLD PINK SAPPHIRE HUGGIE HOOPS - SINGLE OR PAIR

Christine Alexander Fine Jewellery


Regular price £150.00
9CT ROSE GOLD PINK SAPPHIRE HUGGIE HOOPS - SINGLE OR PAIR

The ultimate ear candy! 9ct Rose Gold tiny Sapphire hoop earrings. Available as a single hoop or a pair of hoops. Gift ready; branded recycled box included. Hoops made using 9ct Gold and nothing else. Internal diameter 8mm. 

LAYAWAY: I offer layaway, which allows you to pay in instalments with no interest over a maximum time period of six months. This item could be paid for with:

A deposit of £60/75

2 instalments of £45/75

3 instalments of £30/50

4 instalments of £22.50/37.50

5 instalments of £18/30

Terms are flexible. Please contact me to initiate. PayPal required. You do not receive the item until fully paid for. See my Policies page for Ts&Cs.

 

What’s the difference between Rubies and Pink Sapphires? In fact, there is no general agreement on where to draw the line, but that line is certainly pink! Certain impurities create the wide range of colours found in corundum crystals: grey, brown, yellow, green, blue, purple, red, … and pink. The presence of chromium is largely what makes a corundum gemstone red. Although popularly associated with the colour blue, Sapphires include all non-red coloured corundum gems. Colour can be quantified scientifically in terms of hue, tone or lightness, and saturation or intensity. So why is there no general agreement on the difference between Rubies and Pink Sapphires? It comes down to the cultural and historical question: what is pink? Over the course of the 20th century, “someone decided that pink was not red,” and the first references to pink sapphires appeared. Although the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) acknowledges historical and cultural variations on the division (or lack thereof) between red and pink colour, it classifies as Rubies only those corundum gems with a “dominant” red hue. On the other hand, the International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA) considers any red corundum gemstone, regardless of depth or intensity, a Ruby. Jewellery enthusiasts have highly prized sapphires throughout history. Gem-quality Rubies are rare, much rarer than Diamonds. This may account in part for the rise of the “Pink Sapphire” category. However, the consumer demand for Pink Sapphires has recently increased. Could an increasing demand for pink gems change the boundary between Rubies and Pink Sapphires? I have certainly been asked for Pink Sapphires a lot more in the last few years and seen pinker-toned Rubies rejected as low-quality, so it appears that way to me!

 

All gemstones can be damaged through wear and tear. Make sure you check for loose stones or damaged claws periodically. Always take your jewellery off whenever you are doing activities that might cause damage. Remember that household cleaners and chlorine in swimming pools can damage Gold and many gems.

FYI: If you have thicker earlobes this tiny hoop may not fit! Please ensure jewellery will fit your desired placement before purchasing as I am unable to offer refunds or exchanges on pierced jewellery.

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