Sarah Ruddock was a buyer, before she became a jewellery designer so the fit and wearability of pieces are as equally important as the aesthetic. The Alba hoops are designed to hold a hoop side on, dangling from a small flame to sit neatly close to ear. A staple to be worn as comfortably with a turtle neck as a slip dress. Cast in 18 carat gold plated bronze, the Alba hoops are also available in solid sterling silver. Handcrafted in England. Please take care when wearing your gold plated jewellery to protect the layer of gold from excess wear and scratching. Although gold plated jewellery will not tarnish over time like silver, the gold appearance may slightly fade depending on wear and exposure to chemicals and cosmetics. To maintain the beauty of your pieces we recommend that you do not bathe, shower or swim whilst wearing your jewellery. Chlorine, in particular can permanently damage or discolour your gold plated jewellery. It is advisable to remove all jewellery when partaking in any physical or labour intensive activities. It is also advisable not to wear jewellery when asleep at night. Always remove your gold plate jewellery when applying perfume and cosmetics. When removed please make sure to keep all jewellery in separate pouches or boxes to prevent pieces rubbing and scratching against one another. When cleaning, very gently wipe your gold plated jewellery with a soft polishing cloth. Do not scrub or rub as this can prematurely wear away the layer of gold. After each wear, it is recommended to wipe jewellery clean with a soft, dry, lint-free polishing cloth to remove any make-up or natural skin oils.