Earrings by Cara Tonkin The Selene Large Hoop Earrings are a contemporary take on the classic hoop earring. They are made from gold vermeil and measure 7mm in width and 3.5cm in diameter. Features Primary Material : Silver Other Materials : 18ct gold vermeil Length (mm) : 35 Fitting Type : Post Dimensions (mm) : 7 x 35 One of a Kind : No Metal : 18ct gold vermeil and Sterling silver Hallmarked : No Wire Material : Gold vermeil Cleaning InstructionsWHAT IS GOLD VERMEIL?Gold vermeil is a layer of gold over sterling silver, and requires a little care and attention. Always remove your gold vermeil jewellery when applying scent, lotions and potions, or even better, always put your jewellery on last when getting dressed.HOW DO I CARE FOR MY PLATED JEWELLERY?Never wear your gold vermeil jewellery in the shower or when swimming. Chlorine, especially at high temperatures, can permanently damage or discolour your gold vermeil jewellery.Gently clean your gold vermeil jewellery with a soft polishing cloth. Alernatively you can clean vermeil by using a lukewarm soapy mixture and a soft cloth. The soap you use should be a non oily, mild dishwashing liquid. Do not use the ones with oxides in them or is an anti-bacterial . After washing with the soft cloth and soapy water, you should rinse the piece and use another soft cloth to dry and polish it. Do not use a polishing agent, abrasive compounds or have gold vermeil jewellery machine polished as these processes will wear away at the layer of gold.As with all fine things in life, you should take care to protect your jewellery and always store in a jewellery box, taking care not to drop, or scratch.