Russian style hoop earrings from John Lewis crafted from 3 tones of 9ct gold into a striking twisted hoop design with a hinged post. Please note that these earrings are for pierced ears. Jewellery Buying Guide. Dimensions: H18 x W14mm. Earring Type Read tooltip information Earring Type This is to define the style of the earring. Please see "Earrings Fitting" for the method the earring is attached to ear. Hoop. Earrings Fitting Read tooltip information Earrings Fitting This defines how the earrings are held in place. Post. Gold Carat: 9 carat. Jewellery Type: Earrings. Material: 9ct gold. Material Read tooltip information Material How the metal is composed. Mixed" More than one metal. Solid" Entirely precious metal throughout. Vermeil" Minimum 2.5 microns of Gold plate on solid silver base. Plated" Precious metal on non precious metal. Toned" No precious metal. Solid Yellow Gold. Metal colour Read tooltip information Metal colour The colour of the metal: Silver - includes white gold, platinum, chrome etc. Gold - includes yellow metals; Rose Gold - includes Rose gold and copper tones; Mixed - two or more metal colours e. G. A ring with white gold and rose gold elements. Mixed Colours.