Judith Ripka Estate Pia 1/2ct Gemstone & Diamonique Textured Ring
not up to Ripka standards
I received this ring in the ruby. Very disappointing, the rubies were very poor quality. They were even scratched and on more then just 1 of the rubies. For that price I knew it was not going to be great, but not as poor as it turned out to be. So I had to send it back.
Center stones not placed evenly
Look at the picture and you will see the stones have gaps and are not evenly set.
NOT a Ripka Wow
This is a small ring with dull diamoniques and dark sapphires. It's NOT a Ripka Wow as we became accustomed to in days gone by. The color of the silver looks more like stainless steel than sterling.
The star of the ring are the beautiful rubies. Judith always uses the best gemstones in her pieces and that is why I am a huge fan. The ring is simple yet beautiful!
I've had the coordinating bracelet for a few months now and decided to order the ring in the sapphire. After reading some of the reviews, I was worried, but then it came. All I can say is BEAUTIFUL. The sapphires are a deep velvety blue -- and natural sapphires. And while baguettes were never my favorite cut, they are perfect for this stone. It totally brings out the color in an amazing way. The entire ring is executed beautifully. And for women who want something bold for everyday wear without feeling like it is over the top, get this ring. And add the Sapphire Fleur de Lis Pin/Enhancer to the mix and you are set to go!
This ring is not the glamour piece I would have expected from Judith Ripka. It just does not have the wow factor that some of her other pieces have.
This is a great compliment to the matching bracelet. I get more compliments on them both whenever I wear them.
Purchased this entire suite. Wearing the ring for the second time today. Looked down as I was typing and one of the bezel set diamonique stones is missing.
I've been a Ripka fan for years and own many, many of her pieces. I am very disappointed in the quality of the last few pieces I've purchased. Items are light weight and QC standards have obviously slipped. Judith - hope someone makes you aware of what your loyal supporters are writing about your designs.
My Row of Center Sapphires was Crooked
Otherwise the ring is lovely. These sapphires were crooked and the setting was damaged. No quality control on this one, sent it back.
Received the Ruby version yesterday. The stones looked cracked and extremely dull. Put it back in the mail today. It's expensive to return merchandise that is so bad. Going to rethink this for future orders. Not worth the cost.
This was my first Judith Ripka purchase. Although I like the style and design of this ring - the sterling silver didn't look like any of my other sterling silver jewelry pieces. The metal on this ring more closely resembled a platinum finish. This was not what I expected - so the ring was returned. Not sure if I'll try again with another of Judith's pieces.
It's a beautiful ring BUTTTTT
Unfortunately, the shank of the ring is too thick for my ring finger. When I closed my hands, it hurt and I just couldn't get used to wearing it on my middle finger. I love Judith Ripka's jewelry and already own several of her jewelry. I'm sorry but, I have to return this beautiful ring. I'm sure I'll find a replacement.