My wife loves abalone jewelry. Unfortunately, though I selected matching earring and a necklace (in terms of color name), the earrings did not even come close to matching the necklace. In fact, the original order of earrings didn't even match each other, let alone a coordinating item of jewelry. I am a biologist and understand that natural things never match perfectly, but typically, jewelers will sort through a great many gems in order to find matching colors for matching items. This did not appear to have taken place. CUSTOMER SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT! It's just a shame that I had to invoice the customer service department in order to resolve my issue. After a replacement pair of earrings was sent, that pair matched the necklace I bought quite well. I comment Overstock on handling the situation well, but am disappointed that the situation occurred in the first place. I suppose the moral is "caveat emptor" here.
I've shopped Overstock.com for years, and have purchased everything from table service to lawnmowers. Still, these earrings are the first jewelry I've bought. My heart sank when I opened the box, since I had purchased them as a gift and for the price, expected a more substantial product. The shell is pretty but Very Thin, and the overall look is underwhelming. Frankly, I was surprised at my having bought them, as I rely heavily on Customers' reviews. Aha - mine is the first review.
I bought the matching pendant, which is actually about the same size as the earring. They don't exactly match, but this is a natural shell product, so that's expected and desired (they would look fake if they looked exactly the same). The earrings do match each other in terms of percentage of different colors (blue, green, black, brown). They can be dressed up or down. Very pleased with this purchase.
These are very pretty, not heavy. The silver scroll is very nice, the patterns on the abalone shell part are very colorful. The only unexpected thing is that these are flat from the side. They are barely 1/8th inch thick, but still looks nice from the front.