They were beautiful, pretty much exactly what I was expecting in size and style. However, the tanzanite stones were a little lighter in appearance as compared to online. I even went in to the store to see them in person. However, the store associate informed me that they were sold out but showed me the other tanzanite piece that match the collection and they were all in the deep deep blue that I was hoping for. So I took a shot and placed the order. Upon arrival I loved them and was disappointed in their depth of color. They were pretty dark but not as richly saturated as I had hoped and other stones in the collection. I know that there is variability with gemstones. After some thought I decided to return the earrings because they just weren’t what I was looking for.