As part of our clearance sale, these earrings has been handstamped as shown in the image and described in the product selection as it was part of our market stock, and it is ready to post. All items in our clearance market sale are not able to be personalised.
Please also note that as it was market stock, there may be small marks/scratches on the item, and this is why it has been discounted as part of our online market sale. No refunds or exchanges are valid for all sale items.
Highly polished and very shiny stainless steel hoop earrings, handstamped with the message as noted in the drop down box for the product selection.
Earrings are 15mm in diameter and 2mm thick, and the drop is approx 40mm, and are made from high quality jewellery grade 316 stainless steel.
The process used on our range of yellow gold and rose gold pieces is IP Plating (Ion plating). The center of the piece is stainless steel and the outside has a layer of titanium oxide, which can be used as a pigment (gold, rose gold) and has the same non allergenic properties as stainless steel. The process turns the titanium oxide into electric ions which becomes a harder and more durable coating with a higher brightness than that produced through traditional plating methods.
It is really hard to determine a specific length of wear as it will depend on the condition of use. The plating method used is quite advanced and is designed not to rub away quickly.
If there is high exposure to rubbing there can possibly be some wearing, this could happen when one bracelet is worn with another or wearing jewellery during heavy duties like cleaning, rubbing against a desk at work, etc. Contact with harsh chemicals like aerogaurds or cleaning products could cause fading or chemical reactions. It will however never chip like other methods of plating and it will never turn green.
A piece may start to look dull due to body oil, dirt, grime and acidic residue build up over time. When cleaning stainless steel jewellery there is no need to use chemicals. You can simply wash your pieces in some water or the shower and dry thoroughly with a microfibre or cotton cloth.