Bought this for my mom. The design is unique, but the silver area's tarnished in a matter of weeks. The gold sections has a black speckled look. I wouldn't recommend buying this to anyone. I would have returned it, but I wasn't told about the issue until the return policy had expired. After questioning my mom, she mentioned she wore it everyday for a week. And, she put it away to wear another earring. When she returned to wear it the item looked cheap and wasn't wearable. Overstock, this doesn't lend confidence in other gold-plated items. Buyer beware!