So, first a short comparison.
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Then the earrings themselves. Obviously there is a difference in quality: sterling silver vs. rhodium plated brass. Both have fake gemstones though. And of course there are some minor differences in design:
- The Beaut ones have a hook while the LGS ones have a butterfly closure (I prefer butterfly closure).
- The Beaut ones have a smooth setting while the LGS ones have a ribbed setting (I prefer smooth).
- With the Beaut ones the middle leg is attached to the bottom, while with the LGS ones the middle leg is unattached (I don't really care).
All in all, the earrings from both shops look almost identical. The price of the Beaut earrings was a bit too high for me. One I was willing to pay, but reluctantly, considering the fact that these earrings are quite striking in design, and therefore not something I would wear everyday.
If you have some money to spare, a splurge on the real deal is of course great (maybe I still will some day), but I'd say you have a very good buy with the ones from the Looking Glass Shop as well!