I would recommend this as a purchase at the price, with two reservations .. 1) There was another similar but cheaper pair of oval opal ear studs offered on Overstock, with a "yellow gold" (as described on the site) mounting. The gem rating given on the site for that less costly pair indicates they are treated opals. The earrings I purchased are described on the site as "14 karat White Gold", have a higher price, and have a better gem rating that indicates they are "natural Australian opals." I opted for the natural, untreated, more costly pair. But when they arrived, the mountings were not white gold as expected but yellow gold, and the accompanying card described them as "white gold (yellow)". Go figure. I never heard of white gold that looked yellow, and it made me wonder if the cheaper pair with the yellow gold mountings and treated gems had been sent by mistake, or indeed if there was any real difference other than price between the two pairs being offered. I was also concerned that the ones I received were therefore not the natural (untreated) Australian opals described. But they were for a birthday gift and there was no time for a return. 2) The stiff red faux suede drawstring bag they came in has a big gilt "O" stamped on it, and together with the flimsy white cardboard box, makes for a rather cheesy gift presentation. Thankfully, my kind grandaughter, when she unwrapped the red bag, thought the "O" was for Opals or October...her birth month.
These are nicely crafted - simple and elegant. The stones have a very nice sparkle and fire to them but as mentioned by many, still a bit smaller than expected. Even with the measurements given, it is hard to visualize the correct size with a ruler without some other object to give the correct perspective. Still, very nice and I will keep them. Could not find Opal earrings on any other sites this size for the price.
These are cute earrings for a second hole. The stones have a beautiful rainbow effect. Wish the stone was thicker, it's flat & skinny. These are good if you are looking for something simple. I think the price is a little high for these. This is my first opal purchase, overall I am happy with my purchase.
If you are buying these for an infant they will fit the earlobe. My beautiful ring that i got from overstock the opal is 7mm by 9mm these are supposed to be at least 7mm by 5mm. They definitely are not. Just too small for an adult earlobe. Now I know overstock jewelry is hit or miss.
I am very please with my purchase I have 2 holes on each ear so I like to wear small studs with the upper hole, this fit exactly what I'm looking for.
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Exactly the same
- How accurate was the sizing? Exactly as it said
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very good for the price I paid for.
The earrings are of good quality and are affordably priced. I have been on the lookout for opal studs and I am very satisfied with these.
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? The earrings are more iridescent than shown in the picture.
- How accurate was the sizing? very accurate
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. good quality
I was replacing a pair that I had lost. These were a little smaller but the closest ones that I could find to match the ones that I lost
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? very good
- How accurate was the sizing? true to size
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. great quality
The Opals are firey and I am please to give them as a special Oct. Birthday gift.
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? The acutal is better
- How accurate was the sizing? n/a
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very nice
I purchased these earrings for my daughter for Christmas. I was skeptical to purchase fine jewelry online, but the price just couldn't be ignored. I knew with Overstocks policy I could return them if they were bad. I will not be returning them, they are gorgeous. The color "fire" in them is amazing. I couldn't be more pleased. Thanks Overstock you have done it for me again.