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Champenois® 1" 2.08 DEW Round Simulated Diamond & Simulated Ruby C-Hoop Earrings - 132-556


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132-556 - Champenois® 1'' 2.08 DEW Round Simulated Diamond & Simulated Ruby C-Hoop Earrings
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Champenois® 1" 2.08 DEW Round Simulated Diamond & Simulated Ruby C-Hoop Earrings

Perfect for work and play, these c-hoops are ideal for any ensemble. Crafted from rhodium embraced™ sterling silver, each hoop features various round faceted 1.5-2.0mm simulated diamonds and one round faceted 3mm simulated ruby, all in prong settings.

The floral hoops are decorated with scrollwork and simulated diamonds on both the front and the sides of the earrings. You'll also find one simulated ruby on the side of each hoop.The total diamond equivalent weight is approximately 2.08ct. The earring measure 15/16"L x 3/16"H and secure with a butterfly clasp.

Part of the Champenois® Collection. Made in China.


Platinum over Silver    Simulated Diamond    Created / Simulated Gem    Hoops    


Platinum Plating:
Platinum can be used as a finish coating over sterling silver or copper alloys. Its bright, pure luster enhances the brilliance of gemstones and does not discolor or oxidize. Platinum plating is also characterized by its good resistance to surface abrasion, making jewelry pieces more durable against everyday and long-term wear. Over time, platinum plating will wear off and therefore will require re-plating.

To care for your plated jewelry items:

  • Remove jewelry before bathing, swimming, washing hands, putting on make-up, lotions, perfumes, and/or working with household chemicals, cleaners, or acidic liquids.
  • Do not clean plated jewelry in an ultrasonic cleaner or in silver cleaning solutions, as it could completely remove the plating finish from your item.
  • Ensure your jewelry item is thoroughly dry before storing. Moisture in an enclosed space can increase tarnishing.
  • Store your plated jewelry in a jewelry box lined with felt or anti-tarnish material. Items should not be stacked as this may cause damage to the plating surface.
  • Do not use excessive pressure when cleaning with a polishing cloth or soft brush, as this may cause damage to the plating.
  • Over time your plated items will need to be re-plated. Contact your local jeweler for information on plating services.


    Cubic zirconia is the most readily available, inexpensive and brilliant simulated diamond on the market today. Cubic zirconia does occur naturally in small quantities, but all of the cubic zirconia on the market is produced in a laboratory.

    On the Mohs Scale, which measures the hardness of minerals, cubic zirconia is an 8.0 to 8.5. It is important to understand that hardness is not necessarily related to durability. Even though diamond is the hardest mineral (10.0 on the Mohs Scale), it can still be chipped or broken.

    The only ways to tell the difference between cubic zirconia and diamond are by use of a thermal probe, by weighing the loose stone or by microscopic examination of surface features and inclusions. Cubic zirconia weighs approximately 65% more than diamond. Therefore, while a 6.25 mm round diamond weighs about 1.00 carat, the same size cubic zirconia weighs about 1.65 carats. If you know the weight of a cubic zirconia, you can figure out the diamond weight equivalent by multiplying the cubic zirconia weight by 0.6, or 60%.

    Few natural diamonds on the market today are perfectly cut, and those that are cost much more than the usual diamond. Unleashing the fire, beauty and brilliance of a stone depends on its precise cut. Simulated diamonds are an excellent balance between quality, beauty and price.

    Glossary

    Brilliance: The white light leaving a jewel, traveling upward, which is visible to the eye. Brilliance is sometimes referred to as “sparkle.”

    Dispersion: Flashes of rainbow colors. Also called “fire.”

    Hardness: Resistance to scratching. The higher the number, the more resistant.

    Luster: The shininess of a jewel.

    Toughness: Resistance to breakage.


    Created or simulated gemstones: Natural gems are created by the forces of nature and must be discovered, usually by digging in the ground or sifting through a riverbed. When these natural stones are created in a laboratory, they are called created or simulated gemstones. They can be identical in mineral and chemical contents to their naturally occurring counterparts. The purpose of creating gemstones in a laboratory isn’t necessarily to reduce the costs, but also to produce larger, more perfectly formed stones.

    Austrian crystals: These are known for their excellent reflective quality and prismatic brilliance. This man-made crystal is created using natural minerals and quartz sand, which are then heated and slowly cooled using a process similar to that of creating hand-blown glass. This process creates an end product that can be fashioned into a beautiful crystal.

    A special machine is used to create a highly faceted crystal. The crystals are cut in various directions, which allows for excellent light refraction, exceptional brilliance and unsurpassed color quality at an affordable price.

    Today Swarovski® is one of the largest suppliers of high-end crystals. In the late 1800s, Daniel Swarovski invented a machine to cut crystal with extreme precision. He patented his technique and to this day, only select Swarovski family members and employees have unrestricted access to the production facility that creates these crystals. They are used to decorate everything from stilettos and sculptures, to chandeliers, jewelry and clothing.


    Earring Back Types


    The backing is an important part of an earring, providing a secure closure and comfortable fit. Keep in mind, some earring styles work better with certain back types. Experiment with the different types to find the best fit for you!

    Butterfly Back: A double looped piece resembling a butterfly that fits over a post. Variations on this design are called push back clasps. The basic post and butterfly back are usually used for stud earrings and lighter weight drop earrings.

    Hinged Snap Backs: This clasp features a hinged post that snaps into a groove on the back of the earring. It is commonly found on hoops. Sometimes the hinged post is curved to provide more room to fit around the ear, sometimes called a saddleback.

    Hook Backs: This earring backing is simply a long, bent post that fits through the piercing. Hooks have several variations, most notably the shepherd's hook and the French hook. While thin wire hooks reduce the weight of long earrings, making them more comfortable, they aren't as secure as other clasp styles.

    Lever Back: A hinged lever snaps shut against the curved post to form a closed loop around the ear lobe. This clasp is very secure and good for large or medium sized styles that drop just below the ear.

    Omega: Also called French clips, this clasp has a straight post and a looped lever. The hinged lever closes around the post and is held against the ear with pressure. The omega clasp is the most secure clasp, especially for the larger, heavier earrings.

    Screw back: This backing is a slight variation of the standard post and butterfly nut back. Instead of pushing on the back, the nut twists onto the threaded post. A screw back post design is often preferred for expensive diamond stud earrings that require increased security.




  • About the Collection
    Add distinct, vintage style to your modern wardrobe with Champenois® Jewelry. Exclusive to ShopHQ, the Champenois simulated diamond jewelry collection features stunning designs recreated or inspired by original Champenois jewelry from the late 1800s - history's most romantic period.

    Ornate details and sparkling AAA-quality simulated diamonds define the look of the Champenois collection. Unique textures flow throughout each ring, pendant and bracelet, adding movement and excitement.

    Formed in the late 1800s by master jeweler Isaac Champenois and his son, Charles, Champenois & Company was one of the few luxury brands operating at the time. In 1951, after 75 years and three generations, Champenois closed its doors.

    More than a half-century later, after the stunning discovery of the "lost" Champenois Archives, this once-beloved brand has been reborn exclusively at ShopHQ. By reimagining original designs using sterling silver and simulated diamonds, Champenois has created a totally affordable way to add the vintage elegance of 19th century New York and Paris to your 21st century lifestyle.

    Bruce Walter

    About The Guest
    Rediscover the legacy of Champenois jewelry with on-air guest and company president, Bruce Walter. A personal friend of the Champenois family, Bruce was hand-picked to rekindle the unique appeal of this once legendary brand.

    Join Bruce as he shares the rich history of this ground-breaking luxury brand, along with brilliant recreations of the designs that made it famous.

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