A necklace and earring set. Clear stones that are pear-shaped and diamond cut set in silver-coloured metal (described only as ‘alloy’). This is costume jewellery – too big, too brash, too showy, too much bling – to be considered as imitation jewels. The design of the pieces is very traditional: Victorian in style with big drop zirconia earrings in settings set with smaller jewels. The set sparkles wonderfully, it would look fabulous on stage, as part of a costume, but it is rather cheaply made; the earrings have no butterfly clasp, just a plastic fix to keep them. The piece is immensely lightweight – no weight to it at all – which means it jingles cheaply in the hand and when it’s on. The chain that connects the main necklace around the neck seems oddly designed. The chain is peculiarly heavy-looking (though as light and insubstantial as the rest of the set in actuality) for the overall look of the piece, with one of the most enormous lobster-clasp fastenings I’ve ever seen – which at least makes it unusually easy to get off and on.
In short, it’s not bad for the price if you buy it as a piece of showy dazzle. Don’t buy it expecting to fool anyone that this is actual jewellery – it won’t.