I am very happy with the earrings. The mabe pearls are a beautiful soft pink and the design of the metalwork is exquisite, and they are also light weight on the ear lobe; however, I was not happy with how they were packaged inside the gift box. They arrived loose inside the gift box, which, of course, indicated to me that they had been banged around during shipping. I was very lucky that there was no damage on either mabe pearl or the metalwork. Previously, I had ordered a mabe pearl pendant that arrived loose inside the gift box - the chain was knotted and wrapped around the pendant and there was one small scratch on one side of the mabe pearl. These "works of art" should be packaged in such a way (i.e., separately wrapped in tissue paper and put in jewelry bags before being put in the gift box) to prevent them from being damaged during shipping. If there had been damage to the earrings, I would have given them a lower rating due to poor packaging.