OLYMPIAD HOOPS Solid 9ct Gold & Blackened Sterling Silver - Medium

OLYMPIAD HOOPS Solid 9ct Gold & Blackened Sterling Silver - Medium

280.00

Solid 9ct Gold & Blackened Sterling Silver Hoop Studs. 

Solid 9ct stud, earring post and butterfly to ensure they are entirely allergy resistant for sensitive ears. hoop is solid sterling silver that’s been oxidised.

Small: 22mm hoop diameter

Medium: 28mm hoop diameter

Large: 36mm hoop diameter

9ct Gold is a soft yellow and has a beautiful lustre and rich natural colouring that is maintained without tarnishing in air or water. This means that it will retain all of the beautiful qualities you love about gold and remain the same from the day purchased.

Gold is one of the easiest metals to care for as does not need to be cleaned regularly, it is very low maintenance.

Please bare in mind that gold can be quite soft meaning that the surface will wear and be susceptible to dents and knocks.

Oxidised sterling silver has a lovely matte black surface with a gun metal lustre.

The process of oxidising silver turns the metal's surface black. 

I use liver of sulphur to oxidise sterling silver.

This treatment is called a patina which is a surface treatment and does not change the internal characteristics of the metal. As any surface treatment, it will wear off over time and use to show the metal underneath.

This will happen at varying speeds depending on how regularly the piece is worn and how much it rubs against clothes and skin.

Rings and bangles tend to wear the fastest, pendants a little slower, and earrings the slowest, but they will all wear back eventually.

When you purchase an oxidised piece, expect it to wear back and polish up, so relax and enjoy the way it's surface evolves over time.

This item is best stored in a padded box so that it doesn’t come into contact with any abrasive surfaces.

100% hand crafted in Australia.

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