When I first opened the box, I did not like these earrings because the turquoise was not as blue as seen on the website, but rather more on the green side. I was actually considering returning them, but then I put them on. Wow, they are gorgeous and I am definitely keeping them. I have always been a gold girl, but I am finding the bronze jewelry is just a beautiful, but much more affordable. I am absolutely loving the Barse jewelry. So far I've purchased 4 pairs of earrings and they are all beautiful and very well made.