Bought these for my mother who is in a nursing home recovering from a broken hip. They do not allow real gold and diamond jewelry there so I bought these for her in the white gold. They asked me to come get the because they are not allowed the real jewelry. I told them they were not real and they just could not imagine that they were not real diamonds and gold.
I was a little perturbed that I had to get something with which to pry the prongs that hold the ear catch in place apart because they were too tight but if you are even a little short of helpless, it can be done pretty easily if you are careful. I'll be 82 in October 2014 and didn't have much of a problem--just a little adjustment and I have been able to enjoy the pretty and inexpensive earrings for two days now. Time will tell how they hold up, but I won't be wearing them every day, so I'm hopeful that they will look good for quite a while.
I have both pairs of these. I have had them for a year now. The silver ones I wear very often and they look as good as they day they arrived ! The goldtone pair I wear 6-10 days a month. I have been careful not to get hairspray or anything like that on them. I clean them with just warm water and do not shower with them on. They are still in good condition as well but showing a tiny bit of wear. Overall a really great buy!