I purchased a lovely cross in 2011 from a local source and spent the past year checking out quite a few stores with nothing of decent quality found. This summer I went to Cabo San Lucas and looked in dozens of silver stores finding nothing there that would be a match. I had purchased a Novica item before and was quite pleased so when I saw these earrings on Overstock I felt confident the quality would be exceptional. I am glad I did not let the slightly higher price get in my way because I received these lovely earrings and have been quite pleased. They are worth every cent I paid because I got a well made piece of jewelry with color matched stones of top quality and high end silver (not too heavy and definitely not thin). It is also pleasing to know that I have helped support an independent, international Novica artisan in their career. The personal packaging and note from the Artist is an added bonus.
The quality of the stone and mounting are both very adequate. They look great in natural lighting. The only less-than-amazing fact (which kept it from being a 5 star rating) was that I purchased these to match an Amethyst Trillion necklace I purchased a year ago, and the stones, which looked very close online, turned out to be a bit darker than I expected. This is not really a negative point, just food for thought. Can't fault the product, just wich I could gauge stone color a bit better through the site.
These are well-crafted, elegant gemstone post earrings. They suit women with short or long hair styles. They don't overwhelm, and yet are not so subtle as to be missed as a beautiful and unique pair of gemstone earrings. And what a gemstone!Tto quote from the site of the International Gem Stone Association: "Lapus Lazuli is a gemstone of the kind which might have come straight out of the Arabian nights: a deep blue with inclusions of pyrite which shimmer like little stars....The worth of this stone to the world of art is immeasurable, for the ultramarine of the Old Masters is nothing other than genuine lapis lazuli."
These earrings are really comfortable! I have received a lot of compliments on them! I received them in a timely manner, especially considering the international shipping. I would definitely shop overstock.com again!! :-)
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