Handmade minimal hoop earrings for two side by side ear piercings. This unisex style is suitable for double pierced lobes or double helix piercings. Each hoop is made using standard 20 gauge wire in argentium silver. One end has a 4 mm fine silver bezel setting that holds a 4 mm labradorite in place. The wire is then wrapped to create two consecutive hoops. Ends are filed smooth and rounded for comfort and safety. To ensure durability, the argentium hoops are heat hardened then tumbled for hours. Tumbling also adds a beautiful shine. Finally, the earrings are cleaned and packaged. This process takes several days to complete. The current time frame before shipping is 3-5 business days. They're worth the wait!
Setting/stone is 4 mm, inside hoop diameter is 7-7.5 mm, outside diameter is 8.5-9 mm and the space between piercings is 1/4" (6-7mm). All sizes are approximate since these are handmade to order. Sizes can be customized. If you need a different spacing or a smaller diameter, leave detailed measurements in the "note to seller" box at checkout. Larger diameter hoops or thicker gauges are available for an additional fee. Please contact us for a custom quote.
This listing is for a pair, one for each ear.
Each order is packaged in a reusable cotton pouch, stamped with our logo, and shipped in a small cardboard box. Please reuse or recycle as much as possible. If you order more than one item, they are all placed in one cotton pouch to save landfill waste. Let us know if you are ordering each piece as a gift and we'll place them in separate pouches for gifting. Gift boxes are available to purchase under the Gift Wrap option at checkout.
How in the world do these work? When your hoops arrive, they are on the card for the appropriate side. When looking at the card, the hoop on the left is for the left ear and the hoop on the right is for the right ear. Spiral the hoop off of the card. Imagine these are piercings and the process is similar for your ears. Even though we clean all jewelry before mailing, you may want to use a gentle hand soap to wash your earrings and your hands before proceeding. Place the end of the hoop through the lower piercing and spiral, or roll, the hoop around so the end comes back around to the front. The end will then go through the front of the second piercing. Continue to roll the hoop through until the labradorite is in front of the lower piercing. A mirror makes this process much easier. It may be awkward the first few times but will get easier with practice.
Need additional help? Feel free to contact us or check out our how-to video here: http://bit.ly/2f0iBKf
Some things to consider: the double and triple hoops may take a few days for your ears to adjust to. These are fairly rigid and need to be spaced appropriately for your piercings to be comfortable. Some people find wearing them for a few hours, removing them and allowing the ears to rest overnight then repeating this process for a few days allows your piercings to adjust to this style. **Please do not follow this process with new piercings. New piercings can heal over quickly so leaving them empty overnight may cause issues.**
Every piece of jewelry in our shop is handmade by owner/artist, Amy Bumgardner, in her small workshop in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Quality materials and processes are used. Amy continually researches and learns new processes and techniques to bring you the best jewelry possible. Have a custom idea in mind? Contact us for a custom piece! While we won't recreate someone else's work, we can create something special for you!