gave as a christmas gift - all the ladies in the room were impressed! These are definitely trendy. While the feeling of the threading through the ear was described as "weird" at first, was told by two persons that it wasn't uncomfortable. Another reviewer mentioned that they would fall out but...if these are worn in the manner for which they are intended...won't happen. They are not meant to dangle straight down but you should have a portion of the threads on the back side of the ear. Will be ordering more as gifts!