I'm always a little nervous buying something without seeing it first. Took a gamble on these earrings for myself. They are beautiful. Customer service was wonderful too- they didn't have my original color choice in stock (green) and when i called to inquire about other options, the service rep walked to the warehouse to tell me what was in stock and what it looked like personally! I went with a gold bead version. Very pleased. Earrings are light too.