Personally, I like the look of this brooch, which I would rate higher than the three stars that I've given. The way it looks (to me, anyway) is spectacular! It's a great conversation starter piece and I really like the color. As an avid collector of brooches, I believe you do get your money's worth out of this one. I do not find this piece to be either cheap or gaudy. If cared for properly, you can wear this brooch for many, many years. The three stars are given because of the small cylinder of the brooch. This is a heavy item , so you cannot wear it any other way than having it face down. So the way you see it photographed on the angle isn't going to work when you pin it on to your shirt. You'd also be wise to wear a thick fabric with this brooch. I think that both the cylinder base AND the actual pin that you use to clip to your shirt/blouse should be longer.
I am a frequent O jewelry shopper. I just love this brooch. It's so unique. The picture does not do it justice. Buy it. It is top heavy though as another buyer pointed out. But no problem
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Love it
The pin is beautiful. I purchased it as a gift and actually would have liked to keep it for myself. My only complaint was the catch on the pin. It need a sturdier catch in order to wear the pin at different angles. As it is I see it being worn one way and on a heavy backing. I recommend the recipient use it on a suit or coat.
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? actual pin was larger
- How accurate was the sizing? pin was larger
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. The quality seemed good. I did have a problem with the catch. It was too flimsy for the brooch.
I got this for a friend who collects broochs. She loved it so much. She doesn't have anything with peridots so she was excited to incorporate a new color into her collection. She was very impressed with quality of the chips and couldn't believe that I got it from an online store.
I purchased this as a gift for a friend and was disappointed as it looked very cheap when I received it. The clasp is laughable-something you would put on a cheap piece of jewelry-not a brooch made of semi-precious stones. And its not returnable!