First off, the pictures don't do this set justice...it is a sparkly understated set...yes it is both. The stones compliment the color so well that it is understated but makes a statement at the same time. But beware, I believe this is a set more suited to weekend/special occasion wear. The smaller stones are in a setting that can get snagged on clothes, hair, etc., which can annoy you after a while. Also due to how the stones are made, they can become loose and the setting can scratch you. (This is a manufacturing issue, not a design issue because the setting is glued solid to the nail itself). Overall beautiful set, just may not be the best for long term wear--I typically wear my nails for up to two weeks at a time.