I like these earrings because they give a more expensive look than I expected. The white gold gives a modern take on a classic drop style design. They come in a colorful patterned gift box, and the earrings are on a padded cushion.
Copper plated white gold; these earrings have a beautiful shine to them. Some white gold plate looks like chrome, but these do not. The cut of the stones gives multi-facet reflections and a high-shine that appears more expensive. They are a nice size, not too small, not too large and dangly. I like that they command some attention without being obnoxiously obvious, they are more ladylike but aren’t sedate. They are heavier than many earrings; I would not wear them on a daily basis and consider them more suitable for special occasion use.
These would be suitable for bridesmaid gifts, proms, or for general wear with more polished outfits for going to museums, brunch, or dinner to add a bit of sparkle around the face without being over the top. While this type of drop earring style has been around for a while, the sleek look of the smooth white gold gives a modern, current look. This makes them suitable for a graduation gift while not seeming like “Grandma jewelry” to a teen.
PURPLE ZIRCONIA VERSES AMETHYST: SIDE-BY-SIDE COMPARISON
The purple zirconia looks like a particularly clear-cut amethyst natural stone. I held my actual better quality amethyst stone ring next to the earrings, and the purple zirconia is a pretty good dupe for amethyst, just slightly brighter than a real amethyst. But I didn’t notice that it was a more saturated, bright purple until holding the real amethyst up to the purple zirconia. You won’t fool a mineralogist, jeweler or most collectors into thinking these are a pair of $800 amethyst drop earrings, but the purple zirconia looks pretty good, and I would believe that they cost much more than they did. And sometimes, even if you have an $800 pair of earrings, you might be reluctant to wear them in the event you lost an earring. Realistically, many formal events – such as a prom, or wedding venue, or dinner at a nicer restaurant – have dim lighting where it would be difficult to tell the difference between the A+++ grade purple zirconia and amethyst.
That said, the purple color is especially flattering to someone with green or brown eyes. The shape of the earrings looks good with long or short hairstyles. Makes for a lovely gift or as a treat for yourself.
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