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NYC II® 1.5" Gemstone Inside-out Hoop Earrings
A groovy pair of earrings for your posh lifestyle! Have your pick between autumn, rainbow, rhodolite garnet or blue topaz inside-out gemstone hoops for a style that’s right up your alley. On the hoops sparkle 3mm gemstones and you won’t have to fret about your earrings losing their place with this pair. The butterfly backings will keep them secure throughout all of your daily activities.

Color Choices
  • Autumn/Rose Vermeil - 18K vermeil over sterling silver with golden citrine, fire opal, and smoky quartz gemstones
  • Rainbow/Platinum - 18K platinum over sterling silver with amethyst, Bolivian amethyst, iolite, tanzanite, topaz, peridot, golden citrine, dark golden citrine, fire opal, garnet and rhodolite garnet gemstones
  • Rainbow/Vermeil - 18K vermeil over sterling silver with amethyst, Bolivian amethyst, iolite, tanzanite, topaz, peridot, golden citrine, dark golden citrine, fire opal, garnet and rhodolite garnet gemstones
  • Rhodolite/Rose Vermeil - 18K rose vermeil over sterling silver with rhodolite garnet gemstones
  • Blue Topaz/Platinum - Platinum over sterling silver with London blue topaz, Swiss blue topaz, sky blue topaz and white topaz gemstones

Details
  • Stone Information: Various round modified brilliant cut 3mm gemstones
  • Setting Type: Prong
  • Approximate Total Weight:
    Citrine: 2.38ct (Autumn Choice)
    Fire Opal: 0.36ct (Autumn Choice)
    Smoky Quartz: 0.85ct (Autumn Choice)
    Amethyst: 0.34ct
    Bolivian Amethyst: 0.17ct
    Blue Iolite: 0.30ct
    Tanzanite: 0.56ct
    Topaz: 0.47ct (each Rainbow Choice)
    Peridot: 0.44ct
    Golden and Dark Golden Citrine: 0.71ct
    Fire Opal: 0.40ct
    Garnet: 0.51ct
    Rhodolite Garnet: 0.51ct (each Rainbow Choice)
    Rhodolite Garnet: 5.61ct (Rhodolite/Rose Vermeil Choice)
    Topaz: 5.23ct (Blue Topaz/Platinum Choice)
  • Measurements: 1-1/2”L x 1/8”W x 1/8"H
  • Backing: Butterfly
  • Collection: NYC II®
  • Country of Origin: India

How to Wear Hoop Earrings:
Hoop style earrings are so much more than the latest trend. Favored by the ancients, the versatility and practicality of this classic design is absolutely astounding. Whether you decide to dress up a suit or wear a modern tunic and jeans, the effect will always look polished. Wear them out for a lunch with coworkers or a special friend then transcend into the night with these same hoops for that perfect touch of glamour. These flattering designs are encrusted with dazzling diamonds for an extra special effect. Day or night you can be confident that your style will shine with timeless sophistication.

Please Note: Citrine F2 (golden) and Citrine F3 (dark golden)

All weights pertaining to gemstones, including diamonds, are minimum weights. Additionally, please note that many gemstones are treated to enhance their beauty. View Gemstone Enhancements and Special Care Requirements for important information.

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.

    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.

    Rhodolite:
    Often referred to as the “Queen of Garnets,” rhodolite is the violet-red variety of the garnet family. Its most prized color is a beautiful raspberry, but the gem can also be found in shades of pink, red and wine. The name is derived from the Greek words “rhodon” and “lithos,” meaning rose-stone, which connects the gemstone today with the raspberry-pink flower known as the rhododendron.

    Rhodolite is a combination of almandine and pyrope garnets. Although it is occasionally found in volcanic rock, the stone is most often found in alluvial deposits in the form of water-worn pebbles. For this reason, large solitaires weighing 5.00ct or more are seldom seen at retail. Most rhodolite is mined in Sri Lanka, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. It ranks a 7.5 on the Mohs Scale and is ideal for jewelry.

    The ancients wore rhodolites as amulets for protection from injury or death in battles. Modern folklore says rhodolite can help one understand dreams, as well as bring about love and devotion when given as a gift.

    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.