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Marco Polo Gemstone Earrings

$109.00

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Venetian explorer and trader Marco Polo was one of the first Westerners to travel the Silk Road, bringing European goods to Asia and returning with, among other things, precious gems. Here, the journey is embodied in garnet, peridot, and amethyst. Renaissance designer Benvenuto Cellini's work for the Medici family is adapted by Chinese jewelers using faceted gems mined in India—true fusion of three cultures. The gems are set in granulated 24-k gold vermeil, which is gold-plated sterling silver, a practice that started in France in the mid 18th century. Read more about Marco Polo's journey in Mike Edwards' 2001 series of articles for National Geographic magazine.


3/4''W x 1 1/2''L

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Marco Polo Gemstone Earrings
 
3.4

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

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    (1)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Beautiful (9)
  • Stylish (6)
  • Good quality (4)
  • Unique (4)
  • Good length (3)

Cons

  • Poor workmanship (3)

Best Uses

  • Dates / night out (9)
  • Formal occasions (9)
  • Everyday (6)
  • Travel (6)
  • Office (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Stylish (4), Comfort-oriented (3), Practical (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (5), No (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Very pretty

These earrings are so pretty - very feminine. The design is beautiful and unique. They really sparkle! The clasp was a bit tricky to figure out at first. I've wanted these earrings for...Read complete review

These earrings are so pretty - very feminine. The design is beautiful and unique. They really sparkle! The clasp was a bit tricky to figure out at first. I've wanted these earrings for a long time and am very happy with my purchase!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Substandard Quality

I bought this as a present for my mother. Within a month, the back had already tarnished. Additionally, the earrings are also quite flimsy. This is a beautiful design, but the materials...Read complete review

I bought this as a present for my mother. Within a month, the back had already tarnished. Additionally, the earrings are also quite flimsy. This is a beautiful design, but the materials and workmanship are lacking. I wouldn't make this purchase again.

Reviewed by 12 customers

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Beautiful Colors

By Syl

from southeast Texas

About Me Comfort-Oriented, Practical

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Beautiful
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Formal Occasions
    • Night Out
    • Office

    Comments about Marco Polo Gemstone Earrings:

    They are as expected. They are very lovely and will be wearing them often.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Well put

    By Pearly

    from Cambria ,Ca

    About Me Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Stylish

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Beautiful
    • Good Length
    • Good Quality
    • Stylish
    • Unique
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Clasp Breaks Easily
    • Too Delicate

    Best Uses

    • Everyday
    • Formal Occasions
    • Night Out
    • Office
    • Travel

    Comments about Marco Polo Gemstone Earrings:

    These are lovely earrings. After reading reviews, I was very careful with the clasp.i I would also not sleep in them....as to eliminate hurting them.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    After fifteen years

    By jetsam

    from Cape Cod

    About Me Unique Too

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Beautiful
    • Good Quality
    • Unique

    Cons

    • Can't Be Repaired

    Best Uses

    • Everyday
    • Formal Occasions
    • Night Out
    • When The Mood Strikes You

    Comments about Marco Polo Gemstone Earrings:

    I first owned these earrings fifteen years ago. They have been a great pleasure to wear, and I have received many compliments on them. When the wire broke on one, I hoped it would be a simple matter to have it repaired - but apparently the workmanship is such that it would be very difficult to do. I was advised that replacing it would be a better option. Fortunately, they are still for sale after such a long time, although you can't buy just one. Now I have a new pair, plus one that can be worn as a pendant. I consider myself very lucky.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    1.0

    earrings

    By Nee

    from Alaska

    Pros

    • Beautiful Earrings Poorly

    Cons

    • Poor Workmanship

    Best Uses

    • Formal Occasions
    • Night Out
    • Travel

    Comments about Marco Polo Gemstone Earrings:

    just spent almost purchase price to have repaired

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    cheaply made

    By drilnfil

    from San Diego, CA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Beautiful
    • Good Length
    • Stylish
    • Unique

    Cons

    • Poor Workmanship
    • Too Delicate

    Best Uses

    • Everyday
    • Formal Occasions
    • Night Out
    • Office
    • Travel

    Comments about Marco Polo Gemstone Earrings:

    cheaply made, cost more than quality should dictate

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    nice purchase

    By RG

    from Baltimore

    About Me Career

    Pros

    • Beautiful
    • Stylish

    Cons

    • Difficult To Clasp

    Best Uses

    • Formal Occasions
    • Office

    Comments about Marco Polo Gemstone Earrings:

    Very nice earrings received for my birthday. Stones are beautiful. Hoop bends easily so handle with care. Would definitely purchase again. Also would be nice to have ring or necklace to match.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    beautiful

    By TannyO

    from Gresham, OR

    About Me Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Practical, Stylish

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Beautiful
    • Good Length
    • Good Quality
    • Stylish
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday
      • Formal Occasions
      • Night Out
      • Travel

      Comments about Marco Polo Gemstone Earrings:

      I read the previous reviews and was concerned about the quality of these earrings. I really like them anyway so I purchased them and would return if they did not live up to the expectations I had.
      I received them and immediatly put them on and love them. They are colorful and beautiful, very pretty and versitile.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      These are Lovely!

      By JYamser

      from Los Angeles, CA

      About Me Stylish

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Beautiful
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday
        • Night Out
        • Office
        • Travel

        Comments about Marco Polo Gemstone Earrings:

        I cannot imagine why other purchasers did not like these earrings. The settings are very well made and the stones are beautiful. I have a LOT of fine jewelry and I bought these for travel so I do not have to worry about losing really valuable pieces. These earrings are excellent and look very expensive.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Substandard Quality

        By Tryst

        from Toronto, Ontario

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Beautiful
        • Stylish

        Cons

        • Poor Workmanship
        • Tarnishes Easily

        Best Uses

        • Formal Occasions
        • Night Out

        Comments about Marco Polo Gemstone Earrings:

        I bought this as a present for my mother. Within a month, the back had already tarnished. Additionally, the earrings are also quite flimsy. This is a beautiful design, but the materials and workmanship are lacking. I wouldn't make this purchase again.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Thought the earrings were real gold.

        By Kathy

        from Charlotte, NC

        About Me Practical

        Pros

          Cons

          • Difficult To Clasp

          Best Uses

          • Everyday

          Comments about Marco Polo Gemstone Earrings:

          I am not familiar with this kind of material used to make the earrings, I thought they were gold. I had a difficult time putting them on and taking them off, I was afraid I was going to break them. The stones were nice and made the earring look a little more expensive then the gold did.

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