These earrings are pretty - look just like in the picture. I got the one with dark and pale blue stones and they look good with lot of blue shirts of mine. They are hard to remove. In order to take them off, you have to grab the tiny piece that sits in front of the ear-piercing, and the back and pull them apart. The backs fit so tightly, and the tiny piece in the front is so small and difficult to grab - the whole maneuver is difficult and will result in the earring falling if you are not very careful. Needs some redesign. For this price, I expect better function, and not just good form.