I purchased two sets (of the earrings and matching chokers) for gifts. They are truly stunning. One of the recipients has received and she was completely ga ga over the choker and the matching earrings, and the second recipient will be too. The earrings can, of course, being worn w/o the choker, if you want to dress down (e.g. with jeans), but with the choker, they are so very, very sophisticated and definitely not something I've ever seen in a store!