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 £91.00

Discover these charming, timeless stud earrings with a hint of modern vintage flair, perhaps perfect for bridal elegance. These studs feature petite oval-cut Ruby red Cubic Zirconia, nestled within a Rhodium-plated Silver setting, and encircled by a halo of clear pave-set stones, resulting in a truly refined aesthetic.

Notably, you can also select centre stones in clear, Emerald green, Sapphire blue, or champagne Cubic Zirconia, providing a variety of elegant choices. Don't forget to explore the matching pendant necklaces and rings that perfectly complement this style.

Now, a quick gemology lesson: Cubic Zirconia (CZ) is the crystalline form of zirconium dioxide. It's distinct from natural Zircon, which is a zirconium silicate. Thanks to its affordability, durability, and striking resemblance to Diamonds, synthetic Cubic Zirconia has remained a noteworthy competitor to Diamonds since its commercial production began in 1976.

Let's talk about Rhodium – a precious white metal hailing from the Platinum family. Remarkably, Rhodium boasts a value eight times higher than pure Gold (and 23 times more than 9ct Gold) and four times more precious than Platinum. Beyond its intrinsic value, Rhodium stands out for its exceptional hardness and resistance to scratches. Often, it's employed to plate Silver, offering protection against tarnishing. With its bright white appearance, it's a popular choice for coating, sometimes referred to as Rhodium flashing. Notably, it's applied through electroplating on the shoulders or prongs of Yellow Gold rings, creating an illusion setting for Diamonds.

Bear in mind that different gemstones demand distinct care. Some jewellery cleaning products can be abrasive to softer, porous, or organic gems. When in doubt, a soft, damp cloth is a safe bet for cleaning any gem.

Lastly, remember that proper jewellery storage is essential. It's best to keep your pieces individually stored in a soft pouch or a compartmentalized box, away from direct sunlight. This ensures that harder gemstones won't accidentally scratch the softer ones, preserving their lustrous beauty.

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