Eclipse Small Hoops Earrings (16mm) with .22 ct tw white diamonds in 18 K gold and oxidized cobalt chrome.
What is the black?
That's oxidized cobalt chrome. Cobalt Chrome used primarily in the medical and dental industry, and is valued for it's durability. It also happens to be hypo-allergenic and stainless, which is important to me, too! I oxidize the cobalt chrome to achieve a deep black color that is so striking against gold and diamonds!
Will the black wear off?
I oxidize my cobalt chrome, which gives it that deep, matte black finish. No oxidation is permanent, however oxidized cobalt chrome holds it's color better than oxidized silver, and will only wear off with direct contact. This means your rings and bracelets will show more wear than your earrings and necklaces (unless you carry them around in your change purse - please don't carry them around in your change purse!)
I create each piece with unique textures, and you can look forward to those becoming more apparent over time as the black comes off the raised surfaces and stays put in the crevices.
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