Judith Ripka Sterling 4.30 cttw Emerald Stud Earrings
not as pictured
I just received these earrings and will be putting them right back in the mailbox. I am so disappointed with the poor, poor quality of the stones! Though the stones are pictured as a milky opaque green, they are, in fact, VERY densely speckled with multiple shades of dark greenish blue, and very inconsistent with the image given online. The setting feels heavy and sturdy, but the posts of both earrings are bent upon taking them out of the packaging...I never even bothered to try them on because its obvious that they are just not what I wanted, even for the clearance price.
These earrings were supposed to be emerald earrings. I wasn't expecting them to look like I purchased them at Tiffany's or some other expensive jewelry shop. The earrings had almost no greenness to the emeralds. They have white streaks throughout them and they look like some other gemstonesrather than emerald. I was expecting a bit more quality than this.
DO NOT ORDER THESE
Do yourself a favor. Do not order these earrings. I opened the box from Judith Ripka claiming to be emeralds. What an insult. They were opaque yellow green horrible cooler . What is Judith thinking. We are educated consumers. And to that fact, what was QVC's product control thinking? Back they will go and I expect S&H WILL BE INCLUDED IN MY RETURN..
I think the color of the stones steals the show. Wasn't sure what to expect, and I must say that these were a lovely surprise. They sit well on my ear, the setting is very business friendly, and I'm pleased with the value. Mine look just like the picture, with a little zoning, sweet~
I like mine very much . . .
and received a compliment today from a young lawyer who wears and knows good jewelry.
Pretty Style...poor quality
I was really excited to get these, but the stone quality is so poor, I sent them back.
I was excited to get these earrings as I have green eyes and they pop when I wear any type of green stone on my ears. I also purchased the ring which was a disaster due to the color of the stone. The stones in the earrings were opaque but a good shade of green. For the price I did not expect to receive clear emeralds like some of my more expensive pieces. My disappointment lie with the quality of the setting. The overall earrings were lovely and I put them on with a favorite outfit and went to work. I work in NYC and while crossing a busy street I heard a sound and thankfully I looked down and saw my earring hit the ground. The back was still stuck behind my ear fortunately but I almost lost an earrings. Much to my dismay, the clutch and the post on the back of the earring just did not work together. The clutch literally was sliding off the post causing the earring to disengage from my ear. I only am grateful that I did not lose the earring entirely. I really feel that the factory that makes both the earrings and the ring is severely lacking in Quality Control because I have never had a bad experience with Judith RIpka pieces before and I own tons of it. Sadly, these earrings are heading back tomorrow to QVC. They could have been awesome.
Surprised - In a Good Way
After reading some of the other reviews of these earrings, I was concerned about the color of these. But I loved the style, size and idea of them, and took a chance. I'm glad I did! My earrings are the exact color of the photos on the website--not washed out, evenly saturated, and match perfectly. They are the perfect size and lovely on the ear. I also ordered the ring. I haven't received it yet, but am keeping my fingers crossed that it is a good purchase as well.
Saw these and had to have them. I love, love, love them! So comfortable, perfect size and presence. The green is the most perfect organic shade and the diamonique stones add the Ripka touch and sparkle. I have worn these all week with so many different colors. They really POP with my long dark hair. I only hope and pray a matching enhancer and soft link bracelet will be added to complete this stunning set.
Worst Ripka Purchase ever!
I purchased both the earrings and the ring. I was hoping this would be sparkling and gorgeous like the presentation. Unfortunately my emeralds were discolored, very light on the edges with no sparkle. The dimanique was also a huge disappointment. Both the earrings and ring are going back. This is the worst Ripka purchase ever. I'm starting to think that the quality is going way down hill. I will be hesitant to purchase more Ripka in the future. The quality is no longer there.
Another Emerald City Treasure!
As with the matching ring, I love these earrings! I usually wear larger pieces of jewelry, but the petite ring and set of earrings is just perfect. I am a May baby, and these were presented at just the right time! Excellent purchase! Top quality and vintage estate beauty.
Very dissappointed. When I got these they looked like green jade. Not at all like on the screen. Was sad to return, but the color is nothing like Judith's previous emerald pieces.