Overall these are a good value. They are just a tad smaller than I expected (I guess I did not take into consideration the setting of the stone when picturing the diameter of the garnet in my head), but they still are noticeable as far as studs go. The triangular shape makes them different than the average stud, which I find nice and unique, but they are still classic enough to serve as a wardrobe staple. They are very well-made, and I like knowing about the artisan who crafted the earrings. It feels more personal than buying something from a jewelry store, and I feel good knowing my purchase helped them out. The earrings come in a 3-inch x 3-inch padded, cloth-covered box, which makes a great gift. The back of the earring is solid silver, which feels sturdy but does not allow light to pass through the stone, making the garnet less sparkly than it could be. Overall 4.5 stars.
I was surprised at how the "silver" finished flaked off - the earrings were constantly "flaking." Also, the back did not lock on to the post... I lost one earring about the fourth time I wore it.
- Did the color match the color displayed onsite? yes - but the "silver" chips off
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Minimal
- How accurate was the sizing? accurate