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Lovely, sparkely and quirky
on 26 November 2012
I've bought these for my daughter who is 20 years old. She has lovely green eyes and the green in these earrings will compliment them perfectly!
They are silver plated platinum with plastic push on discs for stoppers. Being a four leaf clover design and green they look lovely. One of the leaves has Swarovski crystals and they catch the light beautifully in my opinion.
Just a quick note. . .Swarovski crystals are one of the most copied and faked jewellery items going! You would pay a little extra for Swarovski than a bog standard crafting crystal and not everyone can tell the difference.
Here's some telltale signs. . .
- Swarovski crystals are perfectly uniform. Since they are machine cut, each crystal is the same. This means that the height, width and slope are consistent. Hand polished imitator beads will not have as uniform a cut. You may also notice different dimensions from bead to bead.
- The precision cutting of Swarovski machinery allows each crystal to have its facet juncture "pointing up." This means the facet junctures all meet at precisely the same point. This is a similar aspect of diamond faceting.
- Swarovski crystals have a uniform surface luster. There are no swirling marks from the vacuum process that produces the finish and generally there are no scratches. The "imitations" often have scratches, swirl marks ("oily" looking surface). Some of these imperfections, in the "imposters," have to do with the lower quality of the finish
- Because of its special glass compounds, Swarovski crystal will out-sparkle a bead of lesser quality when placed in a side-by-side comparison.
Upon closer examination with my beady eye and jewellers loupe the Swarovski crystals here appear to be the real thing which is nice. They do catch the light and sparkle nicely.
These earrings are a tad smaller than a five pence piece ( I'll upload a pic under the product picture) and I would describe them as understated, quirky yet pretty!
I'm sure any young girl or lady would appreciate these. Even better if they have green eyes and the luck of the Irish! ;)