JewelLover from Scottsdale, AZ
I took a chance on this. I read the reviews on the stone looking "black". It does appear very dark in certain light (Burmese Sapphire color) and very blue in other lighting (Ceylon Sapphire color). I love the size - it's huge. I expected it to be heavier. I love the overall execution and if it were re-done, I would suggest it be done with a cut on the back similar to the front as opposed to flat and with a heavier metal (silver preferrably). The stone looks more blue against a white top. I wore this the day after I received it in white shorts, a tank top and an overshirt to Dillards. The sales gals GUSHED over it. They said it definitely looked blue to them. My only concern is that the metal plating may wear off and change color after a awhile. (Even so, as soon as I opened the box I KNEW this was NOT going back!) I realize sterling silver is expensive right now. The weather in Scottsdale is very hot in the summer and I perspire quite a bit. I like to wear my jewelry - even "fancy" pieces with very casual clothes. I'm hoping this one stands the test of time because I will wear it OFTEN (my other Emitations purchases have been fabulous as well, going back to 2008). This necklace really is GORGEOUS. I ordered it in a hurry before it sold out. Stephanie at Emitations was SUPER helpful and patient. Like others, I searched all over the internet for this Coeur de La Mer style necklace and it was the only one that was closest to Rose's in style, size, and quality in my price range (which was a stretch for me, but well worth it!). I am so thrilled and grateful to have been able to purchase it (the promotional coupon helped A LOT!). AND! it came in two days - much faster than the 5-7 days. Thank you, Emitations. I wish I had thousands to spend because I'd spend it here! XOX!!!!
I would recommend this item to a friend.