Judith Ripka Sterling Open Hoop Gemstone Earrings

Hoop dreams. Dramatic, stylish, and modern--pair these open hoop gemstone earrings with just about anything in your wardrobe for a stunning look. From Judith Ripka.

Blue Turquoise or Grey Hematite. Pierced or Clip.

  • Sterling silver
  • Gemstone weight is not given for cabochon
  • Oval gemstone cabochon in a bezel setting with rope texturing; textured, open oval hoop dangles below
  • Pierced: post and omega backs, for pierced ears only
  • Clip: clip-ons with omega backs, for non-pierced ears
  • Measures approximately 1-3/4"L x 3/4"W
  • Made in Thailand

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About Turquoise


The GIA (Gemological Institute of America) is widely recognized as the world's foremost authority in gemology, including diamonds, colored stones, and pearls. Through research, education, and laboratory services, the GIA serves the public interest through objective gemstone evaluation, including identification.

You can purchase our gemstone jewelry with added confidence knowing that QVC incorporates the GIA's expertise into the QVC gemstone identification quality assurance process.

For more information on the GIA, visit www.GIA.edu.

For more information on the gemstones found at QVC, check out our gemstone glossary.

While Turquoise is naturally beautiful, it tends to be porous and sometimes brittle. Most Turquoise is treated by one of three methods to enhance durability and allow for a better polish:

  • Impregnated with colorless resin or plastic
  • Proprietary Zachery Method
  • Luster Enhancement

Questions you might have regarding Turquoise:

Is turquoise jewelry sold on QVC genuine and natural?
Yes, it is.

Does QVC accept composite, reconstituted or reconstructed turquoise?
QVC does not currently accept composite, reconstituted, or reconstructed turquoise.

Is turquoise in the jewelry sold on QVC color treated?
Dye and other coloring agents are not acceptable as treatments.

Is the turquoise sold in QVC's jewelry brittle?
While some Turquoise is naturally beautiful, it tends to be porous and sometimes brittle. The QVC approved treatments enhances durability and allows for a better polish.

What are the treatments that QVC accepts?
QVC accepts only the following stable treatments:

  • Impregnated with colorless resin or plastic
  • Proprietary Zachery Method
  • Luster Enhancement

Why is the Sleeping Beauty Turquoise almost free of matrix or markings in the stone?
For Sleeping Beauty Turquoise, we closely monitor the range of blue color and the level of mottling, matrix and markings we will accept. Sleeping Beauty Turquoise can have all of these markings in the stone, but QVC currently accepts only Sleeping Beauty Turquoise that is free of markings.

What is matrix?
Turquoise deposits usually form in iron-rich host rock which tends to create dark brown or tan markings called matrix.

Where is Turquoise mined?
Turquoise is found in only a few places on earth: dry and barren regions where acidic, copper-rich groundwater seeps downward and reacts with minerals that contain phosphorus and aluminum. Some areas that most of the turquoise has been mined: Arizona, Mexico and China. Sleeping Beauty Turquoise is from the Sleeping Beauty mine outside Globe, Arizona. The mine got its name because the mountain where it is mined resembles a sleeping woman laying on her back with her arms crossed.

How can we continue to sell Sleeping Beauty Turquoise if the mine is closed?
QVC suppliers have acquired large quantities of rough turquoise when they learned the mine was closing. We have been using these lots of Sleeping Beauty Turquoise for our jewelry.

The Sleeping Beauty mine is currently closed and, at this time, there is no new production of the Sleeping Beauty stones.

For more information about turquoise or any of our gemstones, please see the Gemstone Treatment Guide on QVC.com:

About Judith Ripka
Judith Ripka

Award-winning designer Judith Ripka inspires those who appreciate style, design, and uncompromising quality. Her numerous achievements include winning the prestigious De Beers Award for Diamond Design and being inducted into the Council of Fashion Designers of America.

Since launching her career in 1977, Ripka has helped others understand that fashion is about style and creating a total look. Taking cues from her busy life as wife, mother, and grandmother, Ripka designs versatile, classic jewelry with a modern twist. Often working side-by-side with clients, she finds joy in sharing her unique interpretation of color, gems, metals, and overall design.

Ripka is committed to using the finest materials in her designs. She also strives to nurture her relationships with European artisans who have been exclusively dedicated to the manufacturing needs of The Judith Ripka Companies, Inc. for over 15 years.

Ripka's passion for jewelry and for her family sparkles with unmatched brilliance. She and husband Ronald J. Berk are committed to making a difference through charity endeavors and involvement in the arts.

Information supplied by The Judith Ripka Companies, Inc.

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J266051 - Judith Ripka Sterling Open Hoop Gemstone Earrings 4.3 5 7 7
Simple But Just Right I own a lot of Judith Ripka jewelry. I ordered the hematite hoops and thought they would be great with casual dress. I was wrong. I love these earrings. I wear them with most everything. The design and color of the hematite adds such a richness to your look. I love the fact that the hoops are oval, something a little different from the round hoops. They are just the right size and are very comfortable to wear. I've gotten so many compliments on them! Thanks Judith for taking something classic and putting a new refreshing spin to it! 06-20-12
Gorgeous earrings! I ordered this earring in turquoise (clip style). Absolutely loved them. I say "loved" because I lost one. I tried to re-order but was unsuccessful. Judith could you remake these earrings or, possibly find another pair for me? I would be an extremely happy and grateful customer if you can do this for me. Thanks so much for making stylish and beautiful clip earrings for us non-pierced ladies. My jewellry box is becoming filled with exclusively JR pieces! 06-10-12
Got Both Bought the hematite before the presentation because I love oval hoops and love the "Ripka" twisted rope look in earrings. They are stunning and thank goodness, no DMQ! I love DMQ in the Ripka designs, just really happy that the rope twist sparkles enough that DMQ would have been excessive. The other reviewers are correct in that the omega backs are a bit difficult to operate possibly because they are a more petite version but overall I find this quite a comfortable earring to wear and love that the solid gemstone covers the piercing on my earlobe. Now I await the turq version. Thanks Judith for all your wonderful and chic designs. 04-04-12
lovely but having trouble with omega backs I love the look of these earrings. They are much lighter than I had imagined. The problem I'm having is with the omega backs. They are very difficult to open and close and I am afraid that they might break off because of this. As sad as this makes me I am going to have to return them. 03-31-12
FINALLY! Hoops are difficult for me to wear as they tend to plant themselves perpendicular to my head. Not pretty! Finally, hoops that work for me! These are hanging on me like hoops do on everyone else!!! Finally, I can put these beauties on and not feel uncomfortable anymore about how ridiculous I feel I look when wearing typical hoop earrings. I opted for the lovely robins egg blue turquoise and am wearing them right now with the chicklet necklace. Will also wear them with older pearl station, gumball and green turquoise/limon necklaces, well just about any other Ripka necklace in all probability. Versatile and fun, I am going to love (love, love) having these earrings! Only wart might be the skinny posts. I will definitely need to make sure I am extra careful when putting them on so they don't bend or break. 03-28-12
Perfect!! I got these in the turqouise, I love them. They match my heart carved ring and heart carved enhancer perfectly. The open hoop is the same as one of my chains. I put them on when the mail came today, don't even realize I have them on. These are perfect for me, I don't do diamonique. 03-27-12
Broken! I rec'd my earrings today and the post on one of the earrings was broken inside the bag. It is unfortunate because they really are lovely. Just be careful when you receive yours and check the posts. I gave an extra star because the concept is beautiful... 03-26-12
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