Nine karat gold was broadly used in the UK, whereas 10k gold was more of North American thing. These 9k earrings by design team Loren Stewart are priced similarly to some higher end costume jewelry, so they are an affordable way of getting the real thing.
Net-A-Porter notes, “Loren Stewart founders Rachel Loren, Satya Stewart and Annah Stewart-Zafrani began their design journey by melting down old jewelry and creating unique pieces for friends. These handmade 9-karat gold drop earrings have diamond studs – the precious stones total 0.06-carats – and delicate ‘mirror’ chains that swish as you move. We think they look perfect with loose tresses.”
These sell for USD$565.