I hadn’t intended to buy these earrings, but while scrolling through Instagram I spotted another replikater selling her pair for just $100 USD.
The retail value of these is £128, or $160 USD. I wasn’t sure when I would get such a good discount, so I bought them.
According to Vinnie Day, “These are a wonderful pair of earrings which we find never go ‘out of fashion’. They are easy to wear both by day and night. Comfortable to keep in the ears. The hoops themselves are 1.5cm with the leaf hanging off each hoop being 1.5cm so in total the earrings hang 3cm from the ear hole.”
They were sent to me in their original box.
The gold is a little dulled from time and use, but they still shine well. They are lightweight and look very pretty in person.
My trouble with them came with securing the loop to keep the earring on. The slender metal component that pushes into the ear piercing needs to be slipped into the tiny hole at the other end of the hoop (as you can see in the photo). I had a tremendously difficult time finding the tiny hole, as I cannot see the back of my ear once the earring is in. I would have been able to do it faster if I had someone helping me push it in. It also takes a bit of maneuvering to pull the metal component and hole apart so the metal component doesn’t vacillate on either side of the hole and continuously evade it.
Eventually, I was able to secure it, but by the time it was in, my earlobe was aching and hurting from being pulled, twisted and tugged.
Here they are on my much fatigued ear.
I don’t recommend these because they are too difficult to fasten. It seems to be quite a bit of work to get them secured. I will keep them because I like the way they look and I think they are beautiful. After my initial experience with them, I suspect I know why Kate doesn’t wear her pair any more. She must have similar troubles locking in the hoop.
These are still in stock at Vinnie Day.