My intention is to give these earrings as an special birthday gift . . . I can't afford to pay silly prices, but I do expect quality. The stones are beautiful in both colour and reflective quality - they sparkle beautifully! I'm not totally confident however, in the sterling silver findings - where the stone and hook attach they are a little thin to be strong, which could result in the stone coming off - only time and wear will tell on that one. After researching similar items at other outlets, I can say that they appear of the same weight/quality silver, for approximately half the price of high street shops; the stones are the largest I've seen, and the earrings are preferable in design. The more times I look at them, the more happy I am with them.