A little heads-up for fellow bargain shoppers: avoid Enviius.com! Avoid like the plague! I don't know WHAT they were thinking, but they seem to have sent me a box of rust with a necklace buried in it. Funny: I don't recall ordering that.
What I ordered is supposed to look like this: [link]
I don't usually wear costume jewellery, but for $80, reduced from $375, what the hell, right?
Then, I see the box. Uh-oh:
Eh? OK, this might've been my bad. You check gold jewellery, to make sure it's not plated; maybe silver, if the price is suspiciously low. But pewter? Dear sweet Jebus; who's faking pewter? Why? I don't remember seeing anything about pewter tone
on the listing, but that doesn't mean it wasn't there.
Still. For eighty bucks, pewter tone is OK. I'm not likely to wear it much, anyway. I'll just be extra-careful. I won't, like...run, and stuff, so the fake pewter bits won't scrape together.
Only, oops--looks like someone's already done the Boston Marathon in this thing:
OMG HUGE BROWN MARKS, WHAT THE HELL, I DON'T EVEN!? (A bit tough to spot in this photo; iPod photography tends to be short of detail. But check out the little heart right by the label, especially. See that little brown bit, that looks sort of like a shadow? That's a GIANT NASTY RUST PIT, where the finish is completely scraped off. (I thought it was a dirty mark, at first, and tried to remove it with my nail. That was when the rust started flaking away, and I realised I'd been hosed. Sad little sprinkles of corroded metal, how I loathe thee.)
At first, I thought the rust was only on the back of the necklace. Not freaking out yet: my hair might hide it. It's OK. It's fine. It's...RUST AND SCRATCHES ALL OVER THE BIGGEST DANGLY BIT, front & centre! Yuck:
I wouldn't pay $8 for that. It's obviously USED, and seriously damaged, and so cheaply made I'd spend more having it repaired than I did to buy it. Horrid thing. Now, I KNOW I'd have noticed, if it had been marked used or damaged. I'd never buy something like that. It's bloody well going back, and I hope I'm not charged for shipping.
(On the positive side, I've had much better luck with HauteLook, and sometimes Beyond the Rack--though, BTR will occasionally sell you stuff, realise they don't have it, then spend a couple of months promising it's coming, before finally issuing a refund. They also sent me a pair of giant knickers, one time, but I got my money back on those, despite them probably being my mistake.)
tl;dr: GROSS necklace, scratched & rusty, Enviius.com sucks. I ordered a Teaposy set from them, too, and the cellophane on the tea was totally ripped; I was afraid to drink it, with the damaged packaging. But it was the teapot I wanted, anyway, so whatever. But the necklace, that's torn it. Sticking to non-Enviius sites, thank you!