Pictures do not do these earrings justice. The picture makes it seem like they don't sparkle, but they truly do. The silver is shiny and the stones sparkle from the quality of the cut. My mom's favorite stone is Amethyst so I intend on gifting them to her, although when they arrived I really want them for myself. The color of the Amethyst is so vibrant you can tell these are not bottom barrel amethyst but were hand selected and cut with sparkle in mind. At 2 carats the size is definitely nice as well for natural stones. The design is called a woven indian basket and it actually does look like a beautiful stone in the middle of a basket.
Having purchased several items from Novica over the last few months I knew that I would be impressed with the craftsmanship, but this particular set has outdone itself. They are truly gorgeous earrings, that literally can be worn with just about anything. I like the length they have enough length to allow the stone to sit comfortably below the ear lobe but don't dangle where they will get wrapped in hair. Overall these are a beautiful set of earrings that would brighten up anyone's day to receive.
I received these at discount in order to conduct an honest unbiased opinion.