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Charles Garnier Gold Embraced™ Electroform Diamantini Square Earrings - 129-503

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129-503 - Charles Garnier Gold Embraced™ Electroform Diamantini Square Earrings
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Charles Garnier Gold Embraced™ Electroform Diamantini Square Earrings

A unique shape with sparkling textures! Crafted in 18K yellow gold embraced over sterling silver, this fascinating pair features twisted square shape hoops that showcase a diamond-cut finish. The sparkling diamantini finish dresses up any wardrobe, day or night. The electroform technique makes these light and airy.

The earrings measure 3/4"L x 1/4"W and secure with saddle backings.

Includes a certificate of authenticity, a jewelry story card and a pouch.

Part of the Charles Garnier Jewelry Collection. Made in Peru.

Gold over Silver    Hoops    

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 18K 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
    Discover the luxurious beauty of the internationally–recognized designer brand, Charles Garnier. Charles Garnier Jewelry is a testament to the French tradition of artisan jewelry.

    Founded in 1901 at the Rue de Trubigo in the center of Paris, Charles Garnier designs have been a favorite of stylists, jewelers and international consumers for more than a century.

    Today, Charles Garnier Jewelry maintains its dedication to the French tradition of flawless craftsmanship and innovative design. The quality of each ring, necklace and bangle is signified by its meticulous attention to detail and individual hand–finishing by skilled artisans. The Charles Garnier Gold Embraced™ collection features layers of precious 18K gold over sterling silver for a rich, lustrous, radiant finish everywhere you look and touch. Each piece features distinctive designer characteristics, giving you an elite, high-end look. Abstract shapes and delightful finishes create an original and tasteful statement. Be mystified by the way ambient light flirts with hand–applied pinpoint diamond–cutting, experience the shimmering glow of high-polished gold, and observe the subtle hammer effects on many pieces.

    Carol KochAbout The Guest
    On–air guest and Charles Garnier design department director Carol Koch has more than 25 years of experience in the jewelry and fashion accessory industries and is involved in each step of the design process, including sketching and model–making. Join Carol and learn the story behind this 100–year–old designer brand.

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