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~ ~ ASOS Spike Drop Earrings ~ ~
These earrings cost only £6, which is a great price for a stylish pair of earrings. I bought them online from the ASOS website after seeing a similar design at a previous Gossip Girl episode, worn by Ivy (Kaylee DeFer).
The Asos Spike Drop Earrings are available in one size and colour and their product code at the website is: 151597.
~ ~ Packaging ~ ~
The earrings arrived in a sealed clear plastic bag and to be honest, I was a little disappointed to see that they didn't come with a box. They were hanged from a small plastic earring holder and wrapped inside a smaller bubbly wrap bag for extra protection.
~ ~ The Earrings ~ ~
The drop earrings are in gold tone, with a spike-shaped design. They are suitable for pierced ears and they are made from a combination of plastic, brass, glass and steel. The post goes through the ear and it's secured with a bullet-shaped push back fastening. The backing is very stable and holds the earrings in place and it has to be pulled out with some force in order to be removed.
The stud part of the earring sits beautifully on the ear lobe. The faceted dark grey coloured stud has conical shape with a flat edge and a claw surround that keeps it in place. Two small chain links are attached to the stud and a smaller round link connects the chain with the long cone-shaped lower section.
This three dimensional rounded cone-shaped design, dropping down from the chains makes the earrings look great from any angle. The design is quite simple and the gold tone metal finish gives an elegant touch. The cones measure approximately 2 inches long (around 5.1 cm).
The earrings are quite long and measure 7.6 cm (3") from the top of the earring, by 0.9 centimeters (around 5/14") at the stud which is the widest part.
I like wearing long style designs because they elongate and slim the face and the neck. The long drop earrings are very flattering and stylish and the golden colour makes them look more expensive than they actually are. These are more suited for a night out or a party. They give style to simple outfits and I think that they are very unique.
They feel very lightweight and they don't stretch my ear lobes. I can wear them all night and forget about them. I have measured each one of the earring's weight with my high precision scale and it's 3 grams.
The weight has become a very important aspect for me when I am buying new earrings, since I purchased a very large and heavy pair of earrings. Their style was pretty but they looked weird on me because they were stretching down my ear, they didn't feel comfortable and they were moving a lot when I was moving my head or when I was dancing. Extra large earrings are a fashion trend this year but unfortunately, most online websites don't list the total weight on the product description.
~ ~ Product Details ~ ~
Material: 60% Plastic, 15% Brass, 15% Glass, 10% Steel
I guess that this material combination is not ideal for women with sensitive earlobes who get irritated from metals or from cheap earrings.
Warning: Avoid contact with liquids
~ ~ Overall ~ ~
I tend to wear different styles of earrings so I like buying a lot and have a variety to choose from. Most of them are cheap but I do have some expensive and elegant pieces for special occasions and I only wear them at formal events because I don't want to risk losing them.
These are budget earrings and I don't expect them to last for years, but they look beautiful hanging from my ears and I am sure that I will wear them a lot this winter! I would say that the quality is equal to the price I paid, although they look more expensive than they are.
I will give them 5 out of 5 stars, because they are easy to wear, lightweight, pretty and they can transform any simple dress to a beautiful night outfit.
Thank you for reading!
This review was also posted on ciao under my username "sweetybi".