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RHODIUM PLATED SILVER HALF CUBIC ZIRCONIA OPEN CIRCLE BRACELET

Christine Alexander Fine Jewellery


Regular price £39.00
RHODIUM PLATED SILVER HALF CUBIC ZIRCONIA OPEN CIRCLE BRACELET

Delicate cable link bracelet in Rhodium-plated Sterling Silver that holds an open circle trinket, half set with sparkling Cubic Zirconia Stones. The bracelet starts at 7″ and can be enlarged with the 1" extender.

Matching stud earrings are available; if no link please contact me with enquiries.

Don’t get me wrong, I am partial to Diamonds. However, Cubic Zirconia is similar to Diamond in brilliance and clarity but is flawless. It is made in laboratories in large quantities and as such is much more affordable and in many cases, ethical. It is almost as hard as Diamond at 8.5 on the Mohs Scale in comparison to a Diamond's 10. It is not a Diamond though it has many Diamond-like qualities. Isn’t it time that we stop lusting after the Diamonds we will have "one day" and rock something just as beautiful until that day arrives? Why not?!

A precious white metal from the Platinum family, Rhodium costs eight times more than pure gold (23 times more than 9ct Gold) and four times more than its relative Platinum! A very hard and scratch-resistant metal, it is sometimes used to plate high-end Silver, where it also prevents it from tarnishing. As it is whiter in appearance than White Gold and Platinum, it is often used as a coating and is sometimes referred to as Rhodium flashing. It is often electroplated on the shoulders or prongs of Yellow Gold rings, in order to create an illusion setting for Diamonds.

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