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Ratings & Reviews
(average rating based on 34 reviews)
of respondents would recommend this to a friend.
Reviewed by 34 customers
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( 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Stones fall out - poor quality
from Nova Scotia
I have purchased several pieces of Carol's jewelry and they are very lovely however, when there are small stones such as Spinels, I have lost stones on every piece I have bought. Also for being nickel free, the Evil Eye Pendant I purchased (which I just loved) the silver turned black and of course I lost one of the blue stones in the eye portion. I gave her jewelry a 2 only because they are very pretty, but the workmanship is very poor.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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( 5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Teardrop spinel ring
I had previously purchased this ring in garnet and that stone was a nice deep red but obviously a heated, treated stone to achieve that depth of colour nonetheless I ordered another one in amyethst and back it went because the stone was not at all as it appears online where it appears a deep dark purple colour, mine was so pale that the colour was washed out by the intense black of the surrounding spinel stones. I suppose this design was a nice idea on paper but in reality the center stones would have had to have been much more dramatic in order to overcome the darkness of the spinel. Nice in the garnet, the other stones are too pale in quality to provide the necessary contrast.
( 3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Gemstone & Black Spinel Firenze ;-(
from Orleans, ON
This ring is quite breathtaking. I checked it carefully upon receipt and all was good. Wore it once to a wedding (around the 30 day return period) and next day noticed 2 spinel stones were gone!!!! Very upsetting - I won't buy anything that has small stones on the sides of a ring again. I gave it two stars mainly for the beautiful main stone.
( 11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)
My Favorite Ring
from Kenora, Ontario
This is my favorite ring and would have been a hands down five star but it lost a spinel like another review stated. I contacted customer service hoping that I could order a replacement spinel through Carol Brodie and was told that she offers no warranty and that since my 30 days were over that I was out of luck and that perhaps I should bring it to a jeweller to see if they could fit it with a matching spinel. Disappointed all around in customer care. I was more than willing to PAY for a spinel to be set by my jeweller so that it would be the right fit and match. The least they could have done was put me in contact with Carol Brodie to see if they could help me. Been shopping with TSC forever, my engagement ring from 13 years ago was a TSC buy so this is just disappointing all around. If the ring goes to clearance I may purchase another for spare parts since I have no other choice if I want to keep my ring.
( 2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
from Hamilton, Ont
Looked good on TV - like so many of other Brodie pieces - and was worried that I would be disappointed again. NOT. Am very happy to say that these rings are distinctive with the black spinel surrounding a good sized stone. And does that soinel ever sparkle. Very, very nice.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
I got the garnet one, and it's a beautiful deep red colour. Love the black spinel too. I wear mine every day, and so far it's held up great to all my handwashing etc. I get tons of compliments on this piece!
By Miss Marquis
After ordering my Carol Brodie garnet & black spinel firenze sterling silver ring, I read some reviews of her other jewellery. Many people gave her jewellery bad reviews based on poor quality and some were not happy with their purchases at all. I, however, was very pleased with this ring. I opened the little black box and tried it on right away. It's lovely and delicate. I was concerned that the garnet might be too dark and not shiny, but it is a deep beautiful red that shines nicely.
By Island Girl
from Eastern Canada
I bought this ring in Garnet, was pleasantly surprised when I opened the box! It looks very mysterious, sultry, has an eye catching sparkle! I'm thinking about purchasing it in amethyst if it goes on sale again. I wear it all the time, day and night! Thanks Carol and tsc!
such a lovely ring
By Always Shopping
though this ring is actually a little smaller than I thought it would be it's just beautiful. There's something kind of sexy about it as the black spinel band has a black lace-like appearance. I am very pleased.
By French Lady
Loved the ring when I received it! Great design, the blue stone is very nice.The black spinel stones are well done EXCEPT lost one of the stones afterwearing the ring 2 times!! Because the stone was at the end of the bandI will keep it! If others come off I would like for Carol to repair it FREE.Please give us a contact to reach that repair OPTION.