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Mini 10mm Sleeper, 9kt Gold.
Sleepers are a consistently popular style of earring, designed to be comfortable and light enough to wear at all times. This 9kt gold sleeper is a hinged Mini 10mm (internal diameter) hoop featuring a plain finish.
Our precious metal jewellery includes gold, rose gold, and white gold. Please check the product description for more information on what has been used to create this piece.
Gold is a highly sought after precious metal. Pure gold is too soft to withstand everyday wear so it is alloyed with other metals including silver, copper, nickel and zinc to make it more durable. Karat is the term used to measure the purity of gold. The higher the karatage, the purer the gold.
The alloys mixed with pure gold influence its colour. 18 karat gold will always consist of 75% pure gold, but depending on what alloys it is mixed with, may appear yellow, white or rose gold in colouration.
Jewellery is called gold plated when a layer of gold has been deposited onto the surface of another metal, usually copper or silver. Gold may tarnish but it can easily be restored with a polish from your local jeweller or supermarket.