What happens to earrings that are returned to QVC?
All fashion earrings are returned to the supplier or destroyed. Fine earrings, so gold and silver pieces for example, go through a rigorous sterilisation process. We have custom made sonic cleaning baths which are the industry standard for sterilising medical and dental equipment.
We then go one step further than industry standards as the earrings are cleansed in a second sonic bath. From here they are put in to a purpose built 'oven' to dry. And finally the earrings are bagged by our teams wearing medical gloves in brand new packaging.