I love the earrings! However, what I didn't realize from the item description is that they are mount on the ears with a pick. You have to position your ear between the earring 'uprights' and try to stick the pick first through the earring, then your ear, then the other side of the earring. I still have not successfully accomplished that. To solve that problem, I'm going to create a silver wire bail, of sorts. Frankly, if I was unable to do that, I really don't think I could keep the earrings (and they are very cool, otherwise).