Counting these earrings, I own eleven pieces of Effy.
These earrings look gorgeous in pictures. However, you will be disappointed when you put them on. I have very small ear lobes, and these fit perfectly. The amethysts are bright, but the garnet and citrine on top are barely visible. It makes zero sense to be so very stingy with the size of the stones, since these gemstones are relatively inexpensive.
These earrings are good for everyday, esp. when you consider that I got them at a 70% discount.
I am noticing that the quality of Effy jewelry is decreasing. The first pieces I got were brilliant, bright stones, silver that won't tarnish. When Hubby bought me two pieces of green amethyst (earrings and necklace) the earrings darkened within months, and the stones were very pale green. The neckchain was not rhodium or platinum plated; within a year the chain turned black from wearing it often. I contacted the company. By the time they contacted me, I got some Tarn-X, and the chain cleaned very well. Reluctantly Effy CS offered to clean the chain, but not to replace the washed out green amethyst in the Lagoon pendant.
Last year, I got a monster deal on the pink quartz set. The chain on this pendant darkened, but I kept up cleaning it, and it looks OK.
Effy jewelry comes in two types; the sterling (.925) that is sort of the starter pieces....then the high carat gold and platinum, intended for the 1%. There have been major complaints regarding the quality of the gemstones, esp rubies--and Effy has landed in court over this.
Would I recommend these earrings?? That depends. If you like smaller, more modest jewelry--and you get these at a good price- I would say YES.
However, if you like big, flashy and shiny---I'd say no.
If you choose to buy Effy, remember that it is monstrously overpriced. Do not even consider buying it unless it is AT LEAST HALF OFF!
Also, be prepared to size the ring you buy. I have only once seen a ring that wasn't a size 7.