14K Solid Gold Bella Twist Huggie Hoop
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A classic with a twist, our Bella Huggie Hoops is inspired by the aiguillette that is used to adorn and fasten armour worn in the 16th century. Like a woven cord, Bella adds a layer of vintage nostalgia to the everyday hoop. Personalise her with our mix and match charms or stack her to create a unique earring stack.
- Bella is perfect for lobe, helix, forward helix and rook piercings
- Size: 12mm x 12mm, 2mm band width
- Featuring a thin twisted band hoop design
- Made with 14k solid gold for fresh and existing piercings
- Click huggie hoop fastening
- Sold as a single hoop, NOT a pair, please add 2 to cart if you'd like a pair
- Tarnish resistant, hypoallergenic, safe for sensitive skin
- Made ethically in Mumbai, India
About Piercings Collection
Inspired by the desire to have beautiful and high quality earrings for all our ear piercings, the Piercing Collection is suitable for fresh and healed piercings. With lobe friendly hoops and helix friendly ball back studs, the Piercing Collection can cater for fresh and healing piercings with our 14k solid gold earrings whilst our classic 18k gold fill earrings can be worn in all healed ear piercings. Made ethically in our factories in Mumbai, India, each Piercing Collection piece has been carefully crafted by our artisans just for you.
14K solid gold is the perfect material for our Piercings Collection as it is safe for fresh piercings but also sturdy enough to last the test of time. Typically, fresh piercings use surgical stainless steel earrings but we wanted to create a piercing safe earring that is not only made with a high quality material but is also cute! We've all experienced getting a new piercing and wanting to switch out the studs to something more stylish but couldn't because of the healing period. Now you have the option of our Piercings Collection for something that is fresh piercing friendly and gorgeous!
Why is Solid Gold so expensive?
Solid gold is a scarce and difficult material to source and extract, unlike many other materials and metals, solid gold does not readily oxidise and is extremely durable over time. The higher the karatage the purer the gold and the more expensive it will be.
IIs 14k Solid Gold safe for fresh piercings?
14k solid gold is appropriate for fresh piercings as it has 14 parts gold and 10 parts alloying metal. This means it is still durable enough to hold its shape in your ear once pierced but it is also pure enough of a material to make it sensitive friendly and tarnish resistant.
What does 14k Solid Gold actually mean?
Pure gold is 24 karat, this means that 14 karat gold contained 14 parts gold (58.5%) and 10 parts alloying metal. We have chosen to use 14k solid gold as it is still a high purity of gold which makes it durable and sensitive friendly but with enough alloy to ensure it is still sturdy and not too soft. The higher the karatage, the softer the metal & more prone to bending & scratching.
How do I know I received a 14K Solid Gold earring?
Each 14k solid gold earring will have '585' stamped on the product - a standard stamping for 14k solid gold across the industry. Our 18K Gold Filled earrings will, in contrast, be stamped with the 18K GF marking.
How long does 14K Solid Gold last?
With care, 14k solid gold can last forever. Gold is one of the most long-lasting materials available for fine jewelry. Even if you have an active lifestyle, solid gold can withstand most elements and still retain the warmth and colour that we all know and love.
How do I care for 14K Solid Gold?
We recommend polishing your gold with a jewelry polish cloth regularly to retain its colour and shine. If you are wearing your 14k sold gold earrings everyday and you want to give them a deep cleanse, we would recommend you soak your gold earrings in a bowl of water with a bit of mild dish detergent. Once it has soaked for a couple of minutes give a quick scrub before rinsing it thoroughly. Then dry it well with a clean dry cloth.
Why can't I pierce with gold-filled jewelry?
Gold-filled is not suitable for initial piercings as your skin is ultra sensitive when freshly pierced, and mixed metals in gold-filled jewellery can irritate and slow down the recovery of your piercing. We can only recommend 14k Solid Gold for your initial piercing.
What do I do if I have an issue with my piercing?
Caring for your piercing is very important - to avoid issues from occurring to your piercing please follow the care guide and/or instructions provided to you at the time of your piercing by your piercing professional. In case of infection or if you have any concerns, please consult your doctor. If you have an issue with a manufacturing fault of your earring, please reach out to us via live chat or contact us here.
Gold-filled is the closest alternative to solid gold. Gold filled jewelry has a thick layer of solid gold bonded onto the base layer, usually brass or sterling silver. Compared to gold plated which uses a process of electroplating that quickly dips your jewelry in gold, resulting in a miniscule layer of gold, gold-filled is much more durable and long lasting.
There are 3 basic levels of gold jewelry. Solid gold, gold-filled, and gold plated.
- Solid gold contains the most gold, with 24 karat gold containing 100% gold. Gold-filled jewelry typically contains 5% solid gold in weight, while gold plated contains about 0.001% solid gold in weight.
- The process of making gold filled jewelry is much different to gold plated jewelry. Gold plated uses an electroplating process that quickly dips your jewelry in gold. With gold-filled, the thick layer of gold is pressure bonded onto the base metal, resulting in a very strong and durable ‘plating’.
- Gold-filled lasts 10x more than gold plated, making it hypoallergenic for those who cannot wear gold plated. Longer life times mean you are also producing less waste and saving money over time from having to buy more cheap jewelry.
- Read our blog post for more in depths explanation on gold-filled!
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INTERNATIONALStandard delivery (5-14 business days) - $10.00
For orders over $80, standard delivery (5-10 business days) is free of charge.
All international deliveries are shipped through DHL and comes with tracking. We do not offer express delivery to international destinations at the moment.
Estimated international shipping times can be found below.
New Zealand: 3-5 business days
North America: 7-12 business days
Europe: 5-12 business days
Asia Pacific: 5-12 business days
Everywhere else: 7-14 business days
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