I ordered this earring in created opal which ususally has more sparkle and color than natural opals. The ones I received were dull and lack-luster. The settings were well made and perhaps in another gemstone it would be acceptable. These opals however, will go back.
These are not pearl finished, they are just white glass without even a pearly coat of paint. They will work as casual earrings but I had hoped for something that looked more stylish, and given that they are described as "pearl" something that actually looked vaguely pearl-ish.
I like the earrings, they were a great price. But I find they stick out from my ear lobe quite far and as a result they appear to droop a little. The setting is very deep. I wish they sat more flush to the ear. I am accustomed to wearing small earrings, my family says the shape and setting is just fine, but I would prefer them a big less deep.
I got the rubies to replace a pair i lost. They are bigger than i expected, which can be a good thing. Wearing them constantly isn't as comfortable, the color is pretty good but they do have inclusions. For the price they are worth it.