Rated 3 out of 5 by 1
Rated 3 out of 5 by lady liberty Very Disappointing
The rose de France i ordered arrived today. The chain & clasp were not simply refined & narrow, but cheap looking & cheap feeling. The clasp was supposed to be a lobster claw clasp but was as close to a cheap spring clasp as any lobster claw i've ever seen & opened roughly. There is serious concern as to how this chain can stand the test of time. And if that weren't bad enough for a $400. + necklace, the Rose de France amethyst bar was so completely washed out that the only place any color was apparent was against white paper, but not against skin. Although Rose de France Amethyst is known as a less expensive form of amethyst, i normally prefer it for its usually refined & pretty watercolor pastel hues. This one may as well have been white quartz. Most disappointing.
At it's debut presentation, the clean, fresh lines of the Jane Taylor pieces shown so appealed to me that i ordered 3. But in person they didn't pass muster - in fact, another pendant also had the same frail, cheap feeling chain, though it's price tag was a quarter of this one's. Given the cost of shipping on returns & the apparent iffy-ness of the line, i don't think i'll be going back for more.