Wow! Just picked up the earrings from Fed-Ex, and they are spectacular! It was sort of like an Easter Egg hunt, going through the outer box, and the inner box, and the bag :) I was amazed at how beautiful the earrings were - much better than anything I have seen at brick and mortar stores for a much higher price (not that you can even find any ""E"" color ideal cut stones at a local jeweler).
I'm sure that my wife will love them, and I am very excited about giving them to her on Christmas. Thanks so much for all your help in picking out the stones. You really made a very dificult process as easy as possible. I will be referring anyone who will listen to Whiteflash, and you can bet that Whiteflash will be my first stop on the next occasion that I buy jewelry for my wife or daughters.
Please thank everyone else involved in this transaction for me - Katie, Vera, and Travis all did a super job:)
Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays!