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October 05, 2020

Customer satisfaction is extremely important to us and receiving feedback from our wonderful customers helps us know when we’ve done a good job or where we may need to make improvements. We appreciate our customers taking time out of their busy lives to write us reviews and testimonials, it really helps us grow as a business and ensures we maintain the fabulous customer service that our customers love and expect from DEMI+CO.

One of our best-selling products are our gold plated hoop earrings collection. We not only have a vast range, but some lovely feedback from customers who have bought from us. We have a thorough process when selecting our simple gold hoops, we go to great lengths to find out the latest trends from runway reports and trend stats. We then source and design the styles that we know our customers love, ensure they are up to our stringent quality checks and then launch them to our customers.

We’ve put together some of our testimonials in one place for you so you can see for yourselves the real feedback we’ve received from real customers on our service and products.

“Excellent shopping experiense. Clear precise ordering and communication. Delivered the next day (free delivery). Outstanding shopping experience in difficult times. Product really good quality and as described. Would recommend and shop there again.”


The History of Gold

Gold has been worn for centuries and was a firm favourite in many Ancient Civilizations. Gold has a very long and interesting history as a valuable much-loved metal, that it still boasts of today.

Historians are unsure as to when humans love for gold first started, and this fascination is as old as recorded history. Flakes of gold have been found in Palaeolithic caves, which date back as far as 40,000 B.C.

Irina Button Stud Earrings

Our Irina Button Stud gold earrings are gorgeous and glam. These cute as a button studs are bold enough to make a statement, with their sparkly diamante centre and shiny gold stud design. These earrings channel a retro 80s vibe, and will take you from day to night seamlessly.

gold stud earrings

Our customers say:

“Been looking for some simple gold studs and glad I came across these really pretty earrings”


Ancient Egypt and Gold

Gold can be found all over the world and due to this, can be linked to many different Ancient Civilizations. The Ancient Egyptians are one of the earliest evident human interactions with the precious metal and the use of gold is important in understanding the historical context of Ancient Egypt.

Gold occurred in Ancient Egypt around 3,000 B.C. and played a very important role in mythology and was much loved by pharaohs and temple priests alike.

Did you know?

The capstones on the Pyramids of Giza were made of solid gold!


Macy Gold Bamboo Hoops

These chunky gold bamboo hoops are the perfect statement accessory to add to your outfit. The design of these Macy earrings is one of the most sought-after in the UK, making them so Instagram-worthy and sure to be the envy of all your friends. These gold hoops are totally hollow and super lightweight which makes them comfortable to wear. Be a trendsetter in this beautiful and gold Macy Gold Bamboo Hoops.

gold bamboo hoops

Our customers say:

“Love my statement earrings had a lot of questions on where I bought them and have recommended”


Ancient Greeks and Gold

During the time of the Ancient Greeks, gold became a status symbol. People would use gold to show off their wealth, and during the Ancient Greek times, gold was also used as a currency.

People would show off their gold treasures in the form of jewellery and would even have their gold buried with them in tombs.

Did you know?

The act of giving gold medals out to victors in the Olympic games is a relatively new tradition and the Ancient Greeks didn’t do this.


Amber 6mm to 7mm Gold Small Huggie Hoops

These Amber gold huggie hoops are minimalist and classic. These tiny gold hoop earrings can be worn everyday and are a basic must-have for any jewellery box.

huggie hoops

Our customers say:

“Ordered a last min gift and they shipped it out lunchtime fir me arrived beautifully packaged the next day great service and quality of goods”


When was gold first worn as jewellery?

Due to the fact that gold does not corrode, it became a symbol of immortality and power in many ancient cultures. So, when did people actually start wearing gold as jewellery? Many ancient cultures wore different kinds of jewellery, such as beads and shells, but the Ancient Egyptians are likely the first humans to wear jewellery made with gold alloy.

Later, in 3,000 B.C.E. the Sumer civilisation in Mesopotamia, which in modern days is made up roughly of Iraq, Kuwait, parts of Syria and parts of Turkey, also used gold in jewellery manufacture. This was followed by the Minoan civilisation on Crete also using gold in jewellery and being considered as the first people to produce cable chain jewellery made from gold.


Whitney Gold Brushed Hoops

Our Whitney large gold hoop earrings add a dramatic touch to your finished look. The combination of brushed gold and shiny gold give these textured gold hoop earrings a gorgeous touch of detail. Make your outfit pop with these versatile gold hoop earrings that are sure to turn heads.

textured gold hoop earrings

Our customers say:

“These hoops look more expensive then they are they go with everything”


The First Gold Pieces of Jewellery

In ancient times, gold jewellery such as amulets were worn as they were believed to offer protection and bring good luck. In Mesopotamia, people would wear beautiful hair ornaments made from gold to show off their wealth and status.


Halo Intertwined Gold Studs

Our Halo gold earrings are the perfect statement piece to take your outfit from day to night. The classic, retro design is beautifully on trend and can be paired with a casual outfit or glamourous attire. These gold-plated earrings add a touch of shimmer to all your favourite looks.

gold stud earrings

Our customers say:

“These are becoming one of my favourite earrings, they are nice quality, chic and go with everything”


Meghan Assorted Gold Hoops

Not sure what size will suit you? We’ve got you covered with our Meghan assorted gold hoop earrings set. This collection consists of 3 different sizes of gold-plated hoop earrings, to add a touch of shimmer to any of your outfits, day or night. The assortment of sizes will ensure you have the perfect hoop for any occasion and these chunky gold hoops are super lightweight, making them comfortable to wear when you’re dancing the night away.

gold hoop earring set

Our customers say:

“Love my earrings from Demi & Co, they are super stylish and really comfortable - not too heavy on the ear. Perfect for going out.
Website is really easy to use along with the purchasing journey.
Earrings arrived quickly - happy customer.”


Facts about Gold

Gold is the only metal that is yellow in colour. Other metals may go yellow when reacting with chemicals, but gold is the only metal that is ‘gold’ in colour.

Nearly all gold on Earth came from meteorites that struck the planet over 200 million years after Earth was first formed.

The element symbol of gold ‘Au’, comes from its old Latin name Aurum. This means ‘shining dawn’ or ‘glow of sunrise’, which we think is very fitting!

Gold is a noble metal, which means is resists chemical action, does not corrode and is not easily attacked by acids – making it perfect to wear as jewellery.

Gold is extremely versatile and has many uses; currency, jewellery, electronics, electrical wiring, dentistry, medicine, radiation and colouring. (Source: Thought Co.)


Raven Assorted Gold Hoops

These assorted gold plated hoops are one of our bestsellers and it’s not hard to see why. The 3 different sizes of this assortment ensure you have a pair of chunky gold hoops for every occasion, making is quick and easy to accessorise your outfit with something glam and timeless.

wide hoop earrings

Our customers say:

“Very happy with my hoop earrings arrived quick and lovely quality”


What is Gold-plating?

Gold-plating is the act of using a thin layer of gold to coat another metal. Gold is deposited as a thin layer over the surface of another metal and this method is often used in the manufacture of jewellery. Gold-plated specifically refers to gold being on the outside of a metal.


Demi Gold Rope Hoops

The Demi earrings share our name and our hearts. These gold-plated hoop earrings are one of our favourites. The hoops boast of a plaited and rope design that make them super unique and detailed. The shiny gold of these earrings is perfect for adding a touch of glitz to your everyday outfit. These should be on the top of every girl’s Wishlist!

twist hoop earrings

Our customers say:

“The earrings look nicer than the picture really happy arrived quicker than I though too”


Pros to Gold Plated Jewellery

Gold-plated jewellery is much more affordable, meaning you can stay up to date with trends without breaking the bank. Jewellery that is gold-plated looks like real gold to the untrained eye, so nobody will be any the wiser that you aren’t wearing the real deal.

Gold-plated jewellery is shiny and is great for decorations or indeed accessorising your favourite outfits. Due to gold-plated jewellery being quite easy to make, it makes it perfect for staying up-to-date with trends and fashions. As it is affordable, it’s great for staying on-trend without worrying about making a huge investment that may no longer be fashionable in a few months’ time.

Interestingly, gold-plated items are stronger than solid gold items and they will last longer. Gold is a very soft metal which means it is much better to wear jewellery that is gold alloy or gold-plated to create a strong and durable item to wear.


Riri Gold Bubble Hoops

Our Riri chunky gold hoop earrings have pretty bubble details which will add and element of fun to your look. Although these fabulous chunky hold hoops are large, they are super lightweight, making them easy and comfortable to wear. These retro beauties are inspired by the 90’s, so why not add a touch of nostalgia to your look? These are a gorgeous addition to any outfit.

thick gold hoops

Our customers say:

“Cool earrings very unusual but I love them”


Tara Large Gold Hoops

Our large Tara gold hoop earrings really have the wow-factor! These attention-grabbing hoops have gorgeous intricate details, making them a fabulous gold accessory to wear dressed up or down with your favourite outfits and make a precious addition to any jewellery box.

gold twist hoop earrings

Our customers say:

“Love the design on these hoops they really stand out very happy.”



We hope this blog post has been informative on the history of gold and its many uses. We offer so many beautiful gold earrings styles and you can see for yourself with the testimonials we have included, how much our customers love our products.

If you have any further questions on gold or gold-plated jewellery, please don’t hesitate to get in touch via email or our social media sites, we’d be more than happy to help.


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