Hoops were larger than expected. They were a gift & recipient liked them as far as I can tell. The smokey quartz stones were very pretty in the earrings and the clasps seemed substantial not flimsy. Only complaint was the way they were boxed for presentation: an overly large box that was obviously for earrings & a necklace, so the earrings were dwarfed in the box. It looked like something was missing. There was also no tag; it would have been nice for a tag to state 18k gold over sterling so they didn't look cheap in an oversized box. Nice earrings though.