These "tangled" hoops feature bright, glowing carnelian. Carnelian is a variety of chalcedony, known for its bold orange-red color. These high quality stones are smooth and almost look like candies! The hoops are hand-formed and then wrapped in a "messy," chaotic manner, giving them a tangled look. These earrings are 14kt gold-filled. They are 1 and 7/8" long including the handmade ear wires.
What does gold-filled mean?
Gold-filled components start with a base metal core and have a (usually 14kt) real gold coating, bonded to the core with heat and pressure. The component must be at least 5% gold by weight. This is NOT the same as gold plating. Unlike plated gold, gold-filled items are likely to last a lifetime and the gold will not wear off.