Top critical review
worrysome, but pretty
on February 5, 2014
the facets on the balls of these earrings catch the light and add to the prettiness of the earrings. But these earrings have a big flaw that other reviewers have mentioned -- if the catch isn't fastened, the balls will slide off the earring completely. Further the catch for the earring is a really fragile thing (in spite of being "duragold") and so if the earring catches on hair or clothing, and the earring falls, those tiny balls will go flying and probably never be found. It if come loose in a drawer or earring box, ditto. I think its probably inevitable that at some point, these earrings are going to lose those balls. And I worry about the durability of the catch. Meaning rather than something you can wear for years these earrings should probably be considered disposable.
On the other hand they are pretty. I haven't decided whether to keep them or not. But I can't recommend them with the present defects. The vendor really needs to consider redesigning these with a stop to prevent the balls from being lost and upgrading the catch. Perhaps another 5$ in expense (slightly sturdier catch, a stop on the front hoop top) and he would have had a good earring here.