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 £84.00

Ah, let's dive into the world of earrings – and these aren't just any earrings, my friends. We're talking about the dainty, classic stunners with a hint of bridal charm, giving you that modern vintage vibe. Picture this: a lovely oval halo design that's sure to steal the show. These beauties are made with petite oval-cut Cubic Zirconia gems, mounted in a Rhodium plated Silver setting. But here's the real magic – they're surrounded by a dreamy halo of pave-set stones, creating the most elegant look you could imagine.

Now, you've got choices, because I love to spoil you! Apart from the classic version, I've got these lovelies with centre stones in Emerald green, Ruby red, Sapphire blue, and champagne Cubic Zirconia. And the fun doesn't stop at earrings. There are matching pendant necklaces and rings ready to make you shine.

Let's chat about Cubic Zirconia (CZ) for a hot second. It's the cubic crystalline form of zirconium dioxide, and it's not to be confused with Zircon, which is a natural gemstone made of zirconium silicate. CZ is all about the bling on a budget, thanks to its low cost, durability, and its uncanny resemblance to Diamonds. It's been giving those sparkling rocks a run for their money since it burst onto the scene in 1976.

Now, here's a little info about Rhodium – it's a precious white metal from the Platinum family. And let me tell you, it's not messing around when it comes to cost. It's a whopping eight times pricier than pure Gold (and 23 times more expensive than 9ct Gold, just for perspective), and it's four times the cost of its cousin, Platinum! But it's no show pony; Rhodium is one tough cookie. It's super hard and scratch-resistant, which is why it's often used to plate Silver. Bonus: it also keeps Silver from tarnishing. And, fun fact, Rhodium is whiter in appearance than White Gold and Platinum, making it a top choice for coating. Sometimes it's called Rhodium flashing, especially when it's used to give Yellow Gold rings a little makeover, creating that illusion setting for Diamonds.

And remember, each gemstone has its own unique needs when it comes to care. Don't forget, some of those fancy jewellery cleaning products can be a bit harsh on the softer, porous, or organic gems. When in doubt, a gentle, damp cloth is your safest bet for keeping your bling looking fabulous.

When it comes to storage, treat your jewellery with love. Store each piece individually in a soft pouch or a box with compartments. Keep them away from direct sunlight, and make sure those hard gems don't rub up against the softer ones – we don't want any unintentional drama happening in your jewellery box.

So there you have it – a little peek into the world of dazzling earrings, gemstones, and a dash of Rhodium wisdom. If you've got questions, curiosities, or just want to share your jewellery stories, don't be shy – drop me a line. I'm all about making you smile! 💎💫😄

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