After receiving this necklace i had my first lesson in understanding that Howlite is not turquoise but rather type of rock colored in turquoise color. The color is what gave it away - Immediately after having my first glance at the necklace I noticed unnatural greenish color which betrayed artificial coloring. Howlite has natural vein structure similar to turquoise, hence why it because a substitute for the real and more expensive thing. Still, this necklace looks terrific, especially with white or any shade of orange and red clothing pared with.
I purchased this to go with the matching earrings. This is a beautiful, well made necklace. The only issue I had was that the yellow stone in the necklace was much more orange than it appears in the picture and much more orange than the stones in the earrings. It may have just been the specific necklace I recevied, but it was not a very close match.
I had been watching this piece for some time. I finally jumped in and purchased it and so happy I did. It is gorgeous. The Tahitian pearl background shows flashes of greens, pinks, lilacs and even a little orange, It's very tropical. The sculpture of the Eiffel Tower and the lovely girl on the carousel horse is done to perfection. The combination of silver and gold sets the scene beautifully. This pendant also has a nice weight to it. I know I will receive many compliments. I love Michael Valitutti's designs.
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