I've had a set of professional tweezers for the last 11 years that I paid $45 that were one of my prize possessions, and I was just sick when they went missing during a move across the country. I should have packed them myself, but I was flying and TSA . . . Anyway, they're gone. So I thought I'd just get something to kick me along through Birchbox. Guess what? These are almost as nice! They're SO close that I don't plan to spend the difference! I can't believe it! For the price, I expected "meh, I can live with it for now." Boy was I wrong. I love these tweezers! Highly recommended.