Family Tree Pendant in Sterling Silver (4 Stones)
I ordered this in the silver. The setting is beautiful. The stones are not. The color of the stones do not resemble the picture. I got January (garnet) and September (sapphire) stones that looked very bright and fake. The peridot (August) was pretty but very faint in color. The December (blue zircon) was also very faint and I'd swear it was probably the aquamarine instead. I really had to search to even see these last two stones. They blended into the silver setting. The two bright fake looking stones with the pale stones didn't look good as you really could only see the bright ones unless very close. I'd suggest sticking to either all bold colors or all pale colors. I had ordered two of these for Mother's Day. Only one was in the package, but Zales was good about getting the credit for the missing one. Unfortunately, with the lack of quality and now only 3 days until Mother's Day, I am returning the one I received and looking for new gifts.
May 6, 2011
Incorrect stone sequence
I love the design of this necklace - it was the perfect "push present" for my wife, who is about to deliver our second child. I have only two concerns.
Firstly, the stone sequence on the pendant I received did not match that illustrated in the product photo. Stones #3 and #4 were reversed.
Secondly, I ordered the silver color - however, the small metal rings used to mount the stones appear to be gold. You need to look closely to notice it, but once you do, it's difficult to forget.
The size is perfect, the design is lovely, and the price is reasonable. I only wish more care had been taken with the workmanship.
May 15, 2014
I love the outcome but the order of the gems is not what I expected. I was thinking from from top left is one and top right is two. It was the first gem is on the bottom left and secount is top right. Then the third is on the top left. SO I thought was kinda ODD but it still works out. It looks WAY better then the picture and I got the white.
April 27, 2010
Great gift for my mother
I bought this for my mother for Christmas. When it arrived, i noticed that some of the stones are cloudy or don't have very much color in general. Aquamarine was almost colorless and cloudy and amethyst was cloudy too. Peridot and Alexandrite were rich in color, however the alexandrite looks more brown than the pink in the picture.
My mother wasn't phased by any of the problems I noted with the stones. She loves it.
I wish there was an option for genuine stones.
December 28, 2012