This was a gift for a longtime friend who likes white metals. It is a classic pendant, not too large but nice presence on the neck. It is something that will never go out of style, and can be worn to work or to go out to dinner. I thought the combination of the white pearl with the white metal findings was too monochromatic, but my friend loved it.
I was hoping to replace a similar leverback pearl earring and this was as close as it got. I loved the rose color, but unfortunately it doesn't go well with some colors and I still need to use a silvertone or white gold based set with some outfits. I thought the setting to be quite large for my ears and the spacing between the pearl and the loop, quite wide which makes the earring hang a bit low along the jaw line. But I have petite features and a narrow face, so it may work better for someone else. Craftsmanship is well done and having sensitive skin, I have not had any reactions to the metal, so that's a huge plus. Still a good buy for the price!
WHEN I OPENED THE GIFT BOX CONTAINING THESE EARRINGS I WAS PLEASANTLY SURPRISED. THE STERLING SILVER BASE METAL WAS JUST THE CORRECT WEIGHT/SIZE HOOPS WELL BALANCED FOR MY EARS. THE DIAMONDS WERE PLACED INSIDE AND OUT OF THE HOOP CONFIGURATION AS DESCRIBED. IT APPEARS THAT THE (J-K 13) CLARITY OF THE 1/4 CT DIAMONDS WERE JUST TWINKLY/SPARKLY ENOUGH TO PULL OF THE LOOK OF, "FINE" JEWELRY. ALL THINGS CONSIDERED THE CRAFTSMANSHIP BORDERS ON VERY GOOD. OVERALL APPEARANCE TO IS IMPORTANT TO ME HOWEVER, BECAUSE I HAVE A SENSITIVITY TO NICKLE METALS THESE WERE PERFECT. I HAVE A HABIT OF ACTUALLY WASHING MY EARRINGS, (EXCEPT PEARLS) IN MILD DISH WASHING LIQUID AND RINSING THEM IN WARM WATER, BLOTTING DRY ON A SIMPLE WHITE PAPER TOWEL, BEFORE WEARING THEM THE FIRST TIME. THE DAY I CHOSE TO WEAR THESE EARRINGS THAT FIRST TIME I WENT THROUGH MY CLEANING RITUAL, DRESSED AND WENT TO AN EVENT. I HAD TO REMIND MYSELF TO CHECK MY EARS TO MAKE CERTAIN I HAD NOT LOST THEM, THEY WERE JUST THAT COMFORTABLE! WATCHING MY REFLECTION IN THE MIRROR I THOUGHT, "THESE ARE RATHER PRETTY!" NOW WOULD I GIVE THEM AS GIFTS TO BRIDESMAIDS??... MMM, NOPE! I AM VERY SELECTIVE ABOUT ITEMS I PURCHASE FOR MY FRIENDS. IF THESE WERE TO FALL APART LATER THEN I WOULD BE EMBARRASSED. NOW MY TEENAGED FOLKS OR MY OTHER PICKY RELATIVES WHO COMPLAIN JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING, OH YES! THEY WOULD GET A PAIR. THEY BOTH HAVE TENDENCIES TO LIKE WHATEVER I WEAR AND THEY WOULD NOT HESITATE TO COMPLAIN LOUDLY, IF SOMETHING HAPPENED OR IF THE THEY FELT THE QUALITY WAS NOT QUITE RIGHT! THESE ARE JUST MY OBSERVATIONS. I HOPE THEY ARE HELPFUL.
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