I received my heart shaped box containing the simulated-diamond earrings that are set in sterling silver and they have those clicks on the post so the backs don’t slide off (which always happens to me and why I always keep a pencil eraser in my purse).
The earrings are pretty. I like the square shape. I like the sterling silver. Now, I’m no diamond snob, I own plenty of cubic zirconia, as well as the real thing. Generally I cannot tell the difference between the two. These earrings look like glass to me. Not in a bad way, but I don’t believe they’d ever pass as the real thing. I’m not sure exactly what they are because the website says they are “diamond substitute such as cubic zirconia or similar.” I don’t know what that means really.
I wore them for a week, slept in them and washed my hair in them and they’re sturdy. They have not dulled or fallen apart (which I thought they might because they look like the prongs aren’t really holding on tight – but that’s my paranoia. I have feared the same thing about my wedding ring for nearly 15 years). They still look nice.
But don’t take my word for it. Get a pair yourself. Right now, if you visit Diamondearrings.org, they have a gig where you pay the shipping and handling and they’ll send you a pair for free. All they ask is a mention on your website, blog, twitter, facebook, myspace, etc.