Judith Ripka Sterling Capri Blue Diamonique Pear Shape Drop Earrings
My poor earlobes
I love these earrings. I have wanted a pair of these for so long, and I finally got a pair, but...they hurt. I have to wear clip-ons, but because the clip-on part is so short, I can't get it on my earlobe comfortably and securely without it being positioned in a way that it pinches my ear badly. My earlobes were so red and swollen from wearing them yesterday I had to take them off half through lunch with a friend. I hate to say it, but I am going to have to send them back. As much as it hurts my feelings, cause they are extremely beautiful, I'm just not going to waste the money on something that physically causes me that much discomfort just for the sake of fashion. Maybe they are comfortable to others who have bought them, but they completely messed me up.
Dulller than on TV
Perfect size earrings. Very comfortable. But hardly as vibrant as they look on tv. The smaller stones around the frame are not the cobalt blue that appealed to me. They are rather a dull dark blue with no sparkle. The center stone too is more pale than it appeared on camera. Nice earring, but for the price a bit of a disappointment.
perfectly perfect, color saturation is more than I expected, not too showy but subtle elegance, love them
One word: LOVE
I've watched these forever and finally took the plunge on clearance and easy pay day!
They are simply gorgeous....best EVER!
These earrings are really stunning. I love the black around the stones, it gives them depth. The earrings are not too large so they are not so heavy that they pull on my ear lobes. They are a great size and the color of the main stone, soft blue, is so pretty.
Nice Present For Me
Nice and sweet... Would have liked it a bit bigger
I ordered these earrings along with the matching necklace. The necklace arrived first and I love it! When the earrings arrived, something seemed to be "off" but I couldn't put my finger on it until I took the necklace out of the box and compared the two. It was so obvious! The small dmq stones on the earrings are about 2 shades lighter than the dmq stones on the necklace. They don't even come close to matching and they have NO sparkle. So disappointed as I wanted the set. I will be sending back the earrings and exchanging them for another pair that , hopefully, has the deep sapphire color around the quartz stone instead of a ho-hum shade of diluted blue.
Cool pool of blue
Yes, they are a bit expensive, but they do strongly resemble the high-end Ripka line that is out of reach for most of us. Normally, I do not purchase sets, but I bought the coordinating necklace and they are lovely together. As others have noted, the center stone is a VERY light blue, whereas the rhodium frame around them has darker "saphire" stones. This is on trend with the halo setting found in many real diamond jewelry pieces. The back of the stone is not covered with more silver which allows light to shine through and keeps them from being too heavy to wear comfortably. I have worn them to work with a suit as well as to a gala event with a ball gown. They are beautiful but lighter weight than many of the Ripka pieces from QVC. Hope this review helps you make up your mind if you are on the fence.
The earrings look much better on TV then in real life. The center stone is dull and the earrings don't look like what they cost. The only thing that saves them is the blue diamonique stones but that just isn't enough for earrings that cost over $180 with tax and shipping. They are going back.
Really Wanted to Like These
During the presentation these earrings seemed very beautiful. I was excited to receive them. The large simulated quartz stone is very dull. I like others feel this is extremely overpriced for what you receive. While I adore diamonique, I feel these are extremely overpriced for simulated quartz. Everything about the earrings is nice with the exception of the simulated stone. I would consider purchasing again if the stone was quartz.
Should I keep them or should they go?
When I saw these on TV I HAD to have them. BUT when I got them I was so disappointed. The center stone is way too pale. I didn't realize it wasn't even a real stone, it's a synthetic quartz! I don't know how I messed this. Quartz is not an expensive stone and this is not even a real piece of quartz. The diamonique stones are beautiful as usual, but for the money the center stone should be real and a darker shade of blue. I usually love the pieces I buy from Judith but I was so disappointed with these. I love the style but they are way over priced for what they are. I am sorry Judith, these are going to go back.
Totally different look
on tv and in person. It looks so cheap. Usually, her pieces are very well made. But not this one. Sorry Jp.