ALOR's exploration of contrasts in jewelry design surges ahead with this chic pair of black stainless steel cable hoop earrings from the "Noir" line. Uniting the classic with the contemporary and the black with the white, ALOR created these statement-making earrings. The sleek hoops are endlessly wearable, a perfect choice day and night. Post/clutch, textured and polished stainless steel earrings with 18kt white gold.
HOOP: An earring that loops from the front of the ear to the back.
STAINLESS: Stainless steel is steel alloyed with at least 10.5% chromium. The presence of chromium increases the steel's ability to resist corrosion, rusting, and staining. Stainless steel is often used in watches and modern-industrial jewelry design.
STEEL: Steel is a gray-colored metal, composed primarily of iron and carbon. It has great hardness, ductility, and tensile strength, allowing it to be a used in buildings and tools. In jewelry, "steel" is often a reference to "stainless steel," which contains at least 10.5% chromium. Because it is durable and slow to rust or stain, stainless steel is often used in watches and modern-industrial jewelry design.
18KT: Karat (abbreviated kt or K) is a unit that indicates the purity of gold in the metal. 18kt is 75% gold. In Europe, 18K yellow gold is most favored and used in jewelry.
WHITE GOLD: Gold is a precious metal which is naturally quite soft. To give it a white color and increase its strength, gold is alloyed with white metals, such as silver and/or palladium, and often plated with rhodium. The purity of the metal is indicated by a unit called a "karat," with 24kt having the highest percentage of natural gold.
TEXTURED: A unique and varying finish with a tactile surface applied through various techniques, both by hand and with machinery.
POLISHED: A buffed-out finish used to produce a mirror-like shine.
POST/CLUTCH: An earring with a post insert and a slide-on clutch backing to hold it in place.