My favorite shop for replikates created one for the much adored Citrine Pear Drop Earrings.
The golden crystal is lighter than it appears to be.
Here the Kiki version on Kate.
Here is the replikate on my earlobe.
I think this is a very good replikate. At a distance, it looks very similar to the Kiki version.
The differences are:
-The metal frame surrounding the crystal is thicker on the replikate.
-The replikates are gold plated and not solid gold.
-From what I have seen in photos, the real ones have an endless hoop closure, not a leverback.
-The originals are more amber/honey colored citrine. The replikates are colored crystal.
What do you all think? Does this pass as a decent replikate?
The Looking Glass Shop (the same shop that made the Asprey Woodland Charms replica I gave away) is continuing to create these earrings. If they have sold out, send a message to Jillian and she will make you a pair.
These cost $20 USD.
I have decided that I want to own the originals made by Kiki McDonough. They are expensive, but I desperately want to own at least one Kiki item that is owned by Kate, and I love citrines anyway. It makes sense to buy them. It will be an investment piece.
When I do buy them, I will be able to properly compare them to these and show you all the photos. 🙂