Rated 2 out of 5 by 5
Rated 1 out of 5 by Mbelle Very Shallow Carving
I own several pieces of Honora so my daughter surprised me for mother's day with a pair of these earrings thinking they would match one of my necklaces. My birthday is in January, but for some reason January has no flower listed so she bought me April. I really felt bad that I was returning them, but the carving was so shallow and just "basic", nothing impressive. They actually looked plastic. Honora, what happened here?? I have a carved pearl necklace that is made by the "G" company and the carving is deep and covers the entire pearl. I realize carvings take some time to do, so mass producing these would be harder. I'd rather pay $200 for a pearl carved right that is truly impressive than under $100 for a not so nice 1/2 carved pearl. Honora should have the means to produce such a product. This one is an embarrassment guys......you can do much better. Sadly, I have returned them.
Rated 1 out of 5 Great Idea But Poor Result
I bought two months- May & December - what a major disappointment. Both looked identical, plain white, no hint of color & extremely hard to even see the very shallow carving. Thought about them, but after three weeks decided that $200. Was too much for these. I am a huge fan of Honora, but I have great looking larger earrings from Honora that weren't this costly! Would not recommend at any price
Rated 2 out of 5 by alice87 The pearls are beautiful, the earrings are "fair"
The pearls are truly beautiful, but... the carving does not go through the whole pearl, it is pretty much superficial, and only cover half of the surface. It had some material on top, as another review mentioned. If I compare it to manicure, I would say, it is a material to keep the top portion of a pearl stable (just like keeping nail polish not damaged with extra application of protective, clear top coat). The earrings did not look right on the ear. I just returned them back. Not a winner, sorryyy...
Rated 1 out of 5 by TCB Not impressed with rose (June)
I purchased the earrings in the rose for June, but did not like anything about them. You need to realize that the earring is actually in the shape of a ball and not a button pearl so it would stick out on the ear quite a bit. The carving did not look like the petals or shape of a rose on the ones I received. The carving was not very deep so there was not a lot of "look" to them. In addition, it certainly looked like some material was put on the pearls to create a "luster" which made them look like plastic to me, or at least not like pearls. I was very disappointed as I do not think they looked anything like they were presented to be. I had wanted to purchase 4-5 sets for gifts so I am glad I began with one. They went back.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nikinat Please make this into a ring too!
I bought the June pair (rose). The craftsmanship is absolutely amazing! I can't believe that these earrings are hand-carved - it must take forever. The pearls are a good size and have a great luster about them. Each way you turn the flower light catches on the different "petals." Such a unique piece; I've never seen anything like them - the price is justified. I would highly recommend these to pearl lovers that want something that's definitely outside the box and also beautiful at the same time. Would make a great gift for a bride!