i brought the set as a Xmas present for me, my mom and my sister...three matching pairs of pearls for the three women in the family. The pearls are beautiful and all were the same size, luster, and absolutely flawless...couldn't tell the difference between individual pearls. The only problem is Overstock shipped it in PLASTIC BAGS!!! And I had to go to a jewelry store and buy a box for the pearls...Overstock should really look into offering nice jewlery boxes for their purchases as an option
I purchased these earrings as bridesmaids gifts. The luster and the color were wonderful-- I couldn't find a single flaw, and the nacre was thick and made the pearls look luminous. The color was a uniform cream, very beautiful, and appeared as I would expect AAA, 8 mm pearls to look. However, one of the pairs was not matched as well as it might have been (one of the earrings was more an 8 mm pearl, the other more of an 8.5) and it was a little noticable. In fact, my friend DID notice... but in the end, two bridesmaids compared pearls, found better matches, exchanged earrings and then were happy. Overall, I would recommend these pearl earrings for the price. You can't beat the value, but I wish they were better matched.
The luster and color are very nice for the price on all three sets of pearl studs that I received. I am a big jewlery fan and have bought pearls for many years. I couldn't find my millimeter gauge to check that the size was accurate, but it seemed to be. One set of earrings seemed to be a mismatch (one stud slightly smaller than the other). But I am very picky about jewelry and I doubt that anyone would notice, especially when they are in your ears! I am not 100% sure that these are Akoyas. But if they are freshwater pearls, they are very round. If you look at Overstock's 6 mm and 7mm bulk pearl stud earring sets, the picture seems to be the same as these 8mm stud sets, BUT THOSE ARE DESCRIBED AS FRESHWATER NOT AKOYA PEARLS. The gold mount for the earrings is smaller and a little more flimsy than that shown for Overstock's Akoya pearl stud earrings. Generally, Akoyas should sell for more than freshwater, so that would affect how great a value these are. I wish someone at Overstock would clarify this. But again, I am very particular about jewelry. And I think that most anyone (unless you are the pickiest of pearl conoisseurs) would find these to be beautiful earrings.
HS grad gifts, the girls loved them. Only down side is the support cup is very small and it is tempting to pull the pearl to remove the earring, however that is a common draw back. Still would buy them.
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? good
- How accurate was the sizing? very good
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. very good
Great buy! I wear these every day along with other earrings. They look just as good as the much more expensive ones I have.
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Exact
- How accurate was the sizing? N/A
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Pearls look very nice.
These pearl earrings were a perfect gift. They are a true value for the money.
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Very Accurate
- How accurate was the sizing? Precise
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. You get a great value for the amount that is paid.
I got these for everyday wear. I was surprised to see how nice they were given the price. Each set came in its own box, and I may end up giving a pair away. The earring backs are a bit small, and I hope the pearls don't come out with repeated wear (small connection with pearl means you end up pulling on t he pearl when taking the earrings off). I still think these were a good purchase though! The pearls I received were flawless and very well matched.
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? similar, but gold backings are smaller than shown
- How accurate was the sizing? good, pearls are large
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. quality seems good but the earring posts/backs are smaller than shown
I love pearls but tend to lose earrings even thought I have a place for them so this just save my day... endless supplies of pearls.
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? exact
- How accurate was the sizing? good
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. love it
Each one of these pearls (and I ordered 9 sets) were damaged beyond repair. The pearls each has scratches, dents, and we overall very poor quality. The description of these items as AAA quality is misleading. Mikimoto is one of the only brands that carries pearls of that sort, and these are not that quality. My engagement ring is an AAA Mikimoto pearl, these do not compare. If you don't care about a few scratches, they have a nice luster...but very poor overall quality.
My friend told me about the website and I was a bit sceptical. I ordered earrings regardless and I was really surprised when they arrived. The earrings are really good quality and very well made. Excellent item to purchase!!!!!!!!!!!!!