I wanted to buy emerald earrings that where a nice deep green and blemish free as a gift for my fiance. I looked at many other great looking emerald earrings on the internet, but after reading the reviews most people stated that the rings weren't exactly as pictured and contained blemishes. So I was kind of apprehensive about ordering these, but after received them I was pleasantly surprised. They were a nice deep green just like in the picture, but not to dark as you can still see the nice green shine to them even in a dark room. I am very satisfied with this purchase and glad I went with the created emerald stones.