Originally I ordered three sets of these to give as bridesmaids gifts for my wedding. They were so pretty that I ordered a fourth set for myself. These are my new go-to earrings. They are light and delicate, not too big, but everyone notices them. The metal itself is very sturdy- silver for the main part, and the gold ball in the center is a very light yellow- not as dark as it looks in the picture. Overall, I could not be happier with the earrings.And they come in a pretty box, ready to give!