The design is SO chic and pretty: I couldn't wait to get these! But, the earrings are rendered in the thinnest possible metal. The wires and the earrings can be easily bent. As well, they are smaller than you might think looking at the photo. I'm so disappointed. I have to wonder what percentage of profits goes to the individual artisan or artisan group and how much NOVICA keeps. Clearly, these are made as cheaply as possible.