Rated 2 out of
liz from SLC Utah
Color Is Off
I was so excited to get this to go along with a JR ring that has a large synthetic green quartz stone that I completely love. I was very disappointed when this arrived. The stone itself was stunning but the accent stones were such a bright almost lime green that they created too much contract and cheapened the whole look. I think it would have been a fantastic piece if the color of the accent stones matched the photos. This is the one time I wished the black plating had actually toned down a stone' s color. The other issue I had was the silver setting was so light weight it made the whole piece feel fake and flimsy. I also had several areas where the setting looked misshapen. I have bought quite a few Judith pieces this past month and I have to say that had it not arrived in a green box and pouch I would not have known it was a ripka piece.
Date published: 2017-02-04
Rated 5 out of
I knew that I would love this pendant, but it still took my breath away when I opened the package. Love and have many of Judith Ripka's designs, but this one is extra special. The color is gorgeous, the size is impressive and the overall effect is stunning. I'll enjoy this for years to come!
Date published: 2016-04-07
Rated 1 out of
not all that
Looked more like a piece of costume jewelry. For the price, not a good value. I returned it.
Date published: 2015-11-26
Rated 5 out of
Ga Ga Green Gorgeous!!!
Oh my goodness gracious this is green gorgeous gargantuan! I was hoping this would be stunning and I wasn’t disappointed one little bit. Call this my Christmas Enhancer that I can also wear on Saint Patrick’s Day and for spring or summer! But, I won’t be putting it away much in-between. I will find any excuse to wear this beautiful piece! It will look great with greens, or white, or black, or red, or blue, or yellow or purple. You get the picture. Green goes with everything.
My hesitation for getting this was that the main stone, the created green quartz (Green Amethyst, as some have been calling it for years) might be a little too shallow in the cut to show off the depth of green – that my skin would show peachy through, or whatever color was behind it would show too much instead of the clean green standing out. This is far less the case than I feared – hardly an issue at all – set on your skin or white fabric or whatever, this still shows a nice gorgeous green. Not too dark to show green on black either. This is a substantial piece that looks like a lot more money than it is.
The Green Diamoniques surrounding the synthetic Green Quartz and enhancing the bale (and etcetera) are stunning too. They were a big draw to this already attractive purchase. I’m thrilled that I was able to bring this home and can’t wait to wear it out. I’m currently figuring out the perfect chain to put it on. Come to think of it, it would go great on a black leather cord or a dark green ribbon. I can’t recommend this enough.
Thanks again and again, QVC for bringing us Ms Ripka, and genius Judith R for a treasure chest full of affordable wearable art!
Date published: 2014-10-25