Judith Ripka Sterling Opaque Tanzanite Diamonique Stud Earrings
I think the earlier reviewers' comments regarding the dark color of the tanzanite stones in these earrings must have had an effect. The ones I received just recently were exacftly the same color as the picture shows. They are really lovely earrings and go with both lavenders and light blues in my wardrobe. I had been eyeing them for awhile and was delighted when they went on clearance.
The earrings went back immediately. The stones were very dark. I don't know how the photograph was done, but it looks like it was back-lighted to produce that glow. The stones on mine were so dark, it was difficult to tell the color.
these are petite earrings in the Ripka universe, but chock full of attention to detail and eye-catching design. they look lovely and sparkle-y on the ear. i took away a star for an ongoing problem with Ripka earrings: the post on the pierced earring is too thin and can bend.
BEAUTIFUL EARRINGS TANZANITE WAS NOT
Love all things Judith Ripka, and really loved the style and fit of these earrings, however I was very disappointed in the poor quality of the tanzanite stones. Appearance is closer to an iolite in color. They were not even a close match in color and clarity. Needless to say, for the price, they were returned.