We are back again with another shopping dilemma: would you rather invest in a splurge-worthy item or would you be happier with its reasonably-priced counterpart? We found two absolutely gorgeous pairs of drop earrings that add a stunning dose of sparkle to any outfit. The two pieces share a similar wow factor—but one has an 18K white gold setting while the other is sterling silver. Both feature beautiful Asscher-cut center stones—but one is diamond (1.00 carat with G-H clarity), while the other is cubic zirconium. The question is: would you pay an extra $10,000 for a little extra shine? Or, would you stick to the under $25 find? Check out these high/low options and tell us which one you prefer.
The Splurge: Asscher-cut diamond drop earrings (2.50 carat total) with an 18 karat white gold setting. $10,499.
The Steal: Asscher-cut cubic zirconium drop earrings with a 925 sterling silver setting. $22.99.
What do you think—can these two pairs compare? Which one would you wear—or is the answer obvious?