As my title says: You get what you pay for. Ordered these for my wife as a inexpensive Christmas present, since money was tight and we weren't going to exchange gifts this year. I liked these because she has no jewelry with her birth stone in it, and since we are in the process of relocating I thought I'd mail them to her as a little surprise. The bright red garnet in the picture turned out to look more brownish than red. They're okay, but I guess you expect a whole lot for around $40. I would say that they're nice, but nothing special. Also, I had ordered 2 other items at the same time, and while those came within a few days, these took a while. I didn't have time to mail it out for Christmas, so they're still sitting here. She'll love them just because of the thought.