These are by far the worst earrings i've ever purchased!!! Before i buy anything on the internet i do read all reviews and i honestly don't understand how these earrings got any favorable reviews. I could not get them closed without pinching my ears, thought maybe it was my ears but we tried them in my 10 year old daughters and they still do not work. I bought them to compliment a pair of shoes and the color is just a washed out color. Even though they were only $xx i am definitely sending them back.