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Portofino 18K Gold Embraced™ 1.5" Polished & Satin Finished Hoop Earrings - 121-349


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121-349 - Portofino 18K Gold Embraced™ 1.5'' Polished & Satin Finished Hoop Earrings
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Portofino 18K Gold Embraced™ 1.5" Polished & Satin Finished Hoop Earrings

Celebrate life anytime with these lovely hoops! Crafted from 18K rose and yellow gold embraced over sterling silver, each earring features a satin finish hoop. The electroform technique used to create these earrings makes them light and airy so they don't weigh down your lobes.

The earrings measure 1-1/2"L x 3/8"W and secure with hinged snap back closures.

Part of the Portofino Collection. Made in Italy.


Earrings    Gold over Silver    Hoops    


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.


Vermeil Plating:
Pronounced "vermay," vermeil is an electroplating process in which 14K gold or higher is coated over sterling silver. Officially designated by the jewelry industry, items may only be sold as vermeil if they have a minimum thickness of 100 millionths of an inch (2.5 microns) of gold over the silver. Regular gold plating is less than 2.5 microns.

The "vermeil" technique of plating sterling silver with gold originated in France in the 1750s. It differs from "gold filled" or "gold plated" in terms of the thickness or thinness of the microns over sterling silver. "Gold filled" pieces have a much thicker layer, between 15 and 45 microns, which is mechanically bonded to the base metal with heat and pressure. Vermeil is a more expensive version of "gold plated". It does not wear off as quickly as gold plating does. However, over time, vermeil wears off and therefore will require re-plating.

Gold/Platinum Embraced Silver or Bronze:
Our platinum and gold embraced collections feature layers of platinum or gold over sterling silver or bronze for a lustrous, radiant finish everywhere you look and touch.

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.


    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
    As an Italian-made, Gold Embraced™ collection exclusive to ShopHQ, Portofino Italian Jewelry evokes the seaside charm and upscale styling of its namesake village on the Italian Riviera. Each lovely piece offers a modern and sophisticated take on classic design, emanating the dramatic details of the tree-lined cliffs and ocean views of Portofino, Italy.

    Portofino Italian Jewelry encapsulates la dolce vita - meaning "the sweet life" in Italian. Everyday style and 18K Gold Embraced™ sterling silver settings result in designs that offer effortless elegance. These bold, exclusive rings, bracelets, earrings and necklaces have been embraced with either brushed or polished gold for pieces perfect for entertaining, relaxing or going out.

    Be transported to the Italian Riviera with Portofino Italian Jewelry, a collection designed to add the grace and enchantment of your favorite coastal escape to everyday life.

    Angela Lanotte About the Guest
    With more than a decade of experience in the fashion and jewelry industry, Angela Lanotte brings a unique perspective to the Portofino brand. Her passion for jewelry and Italian design is evident in her extensive career. In addition to working in sales positions for many well-known brands, Angela has also served as a fashion consultant on major catwalks in Milan - one of the world's design capitals. Join Angela as she takes you on a journey to the Italian Riviera with this exclusive jewelry collection.

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