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The first pair of earrings I bought from Swarovski were the Angelic studs (which I have also reviewed). I like to celebrate success with a pair of Swarovski's and the first ones were to celebrate passing some accountancy exams. I then went on to get a new (and much better paid!) job down in London and wanted a pair of smart studs to wear daily for work so I headed to Swarovski again. I went for these studs as they are very plain and don't draw too much attention but are nicer than cheaper studs so are perfect for me for work. They are just the right size to not be garish but still be nice and sparkly as I don't like my studs too tiny. They measure about 6mm across. The stone is held in by 3 small metal claws which i find gives a nicer shape than ones with 4 claws as it doesn't make them appear square. The main difference between these and a cheap pair of maybe cubic zirconia studs is the sparkle, of course they are all sparkly but the Swarovski stones have a different level of sparkle which really catches the light and looks more expensive. Without actually breaking the bank for diamond studs, Swarovski is the next best thing. I have had the studs for about 9-10 months now and have been wearing them daily and they have definitely retained their sparkle and not broken or got scratched at all. However, if they were to get broken or scratched within the first 12 months, Swarovski will simply replace them which is great for anyone who's a bit careless with their jewellery! These plain studs cost around £40.00 which is more than the £20.00 you would pay for cubic zirconia but they look so much nicer, sparklier and more expensive, you can really tell the difference in quality.
I had these earrings from my boyfriend last christmas to match the necklace he brought me also from swarovski. I don't know how much they cost but they do look expensive. The presentation of swarovski jewellry is really nice these came on a dark blue velvet card with silver swarovski written on the top of it. They were then in a blue velvet pouch with a draw string to it was really thick velvet and it is also a great place for keeping them in later. Again it had silver swarovski written on it. Then the pouch was in a dark blue cardboard box again with silver swarovski written on it. So now we finally get to the earrings! They are about half a centimentre across and have three clasps to hold the stone in place from the side it is sort of like a cage holding them in. They look quite delicate and they are very sparkily and catch the light well. The backs they came with had a wider plastic part around the top which was behind the usually metal back you get with earrings the plastic part has swarovski written on it. However I have had to change the backs on them as they didn't fit all the way on with the palstic bit and I was worried they would fall of and lose the earrings. I have had these earrings well over a year now and I were them quite a lot. They are still as shiny as they were when I first had them the metal hasn't discoloured either nor has it made my piercing holes go black. I would recommend buying these and any oher jewellry from swarovski I have always found them to be good quality and there shine and sparkle last well. They also have a years guarantee when you buy them if they break so it is worth the extra money to have this.