Judith Ripka Sterling 18" 100-Facet Diamonique Necklace
Sad to send back
I like a lot of Judith's jewelry and was excited to get this but I had to send it back because it lacked luster and the Diamonique stones in their setting kept turning backward on the chain. Plus it was a bit on the heavy side as well, not a delicate chain at all.
I already had a 36" Judith Diamonique necklace with Diamoniques on both sides so I wanted an 18" to go with it. When I saw & listened to the presentation the host & representative for Judith both said the Diamoniques were on both sides, not the case. Very pretty when on the correct side, but not so pretty on the reverse side and it stays flipped on the back side more often than front side. I have worn it 3 times hoping I would think it was worth the money (78.85), but don't think so will probably be returning it even though it looks nice with the 36" necklace when it is turned on the front side with the diamoniques showing.
I just love this sweet necklace. It is just the right size for many of my smaller pendants and enhancers. The stones add the right amount of bling. Of course they flip over, how could they not. They are on a chain and all chains roll over when being worn.
I am very surprised by the poor reviews. I paid over $900.00 for an 18" 14 k gold .55ct diamond necklace and the stones turn on all station necklaces. I returned the real diamond necklace for the JR necklace because you can actually see the chain and stones. The real gold and diamond necklace was not even noticeable! This necklace is well made and I have ordered the silver one also.
The Diamonique kept flipping over
I loved this necklace the moment I took it out of the package. But after wearing it for a day or two, I noticed that the little Diamonique stations kept rolling over individually. If they rolled over all at once it would be more understandable but with individual one's rolling over at the slightest movement, I didn't feel this necklace was up to Ripka quality standards and so I'll be returning it. I love Judith's jewelry, however, I could not recommend this one piece because of the way the stones roll.
I don't understand all the negative reviews. Sure the stations flip, but they flip back again as you move. Very sparkly and perfect to hang my JR heart pendant from. I also like that the length can be adjusted; I wish all Judith's chains had that versatility. The clearance price was just right too!
a Big Disappointment
This chain was dingy and tarnished looking. Not a bit of bling. A real disappointment!
The stones on this necklace are one sided...it flips and looks terrible. Wish Judith had made the stones visible on both sides. I have a lot of Judith's jewelry but this is a terrible disappointment.
I want to see stones not the backside. Does not stay on correct side. Wish I had read the reviews before I ordered this. I could have saved $6.95 return postate.
Oh so lovely!!
This is my first piece of Judith's and I'm in love! I love this necklace because it is simple ,but beautiful and well made! LOVE, LOVE IT!
Flip?? No, FLOP!!
Like so many others have said, I got this in the 18 and 36 inch lengths, in the silver when they were the TSV. (And that was not so long ago, by the way.) I have been wanting a "diamond-by-the-yard" style necklace for a long time, and as a JR collector I had high hopes this would be it. It wasn't. Both necklaces looked beautiful at first, with or without my Ripka pave enhancer. I put on the 18", then I tried the 36" one, long, or then doubled over. Then I noticed the flip. WHAT?? I paid for 100 facet stones and now all I'm seeing is the backside?? No, no, no..... back they went. My heart broke as I handed them over to the nice man at the post office. (Should I just keep them? Suck it up, live with the flipping? No, it would forever make me nuts.) They have consistently had only 2 stars, so let that be a warning to those of you buying them. No wonder they have gone to clearance so quickly! Judith, please make these so we can see the stones no matter what side is showing!!
I do not understand poor reviews. I have these in the silver