These are pretty and the stones are a good size. I don't like the pins themselves very much. They aren't very open in the front, so they don't slide into hair unless you pry them open first, which is hard to do one handed since... they're not very open in the front. If you're pinning bangs back or something, you can open the pin first, then hold the hair back with one hand. I'm standing there trying to do an updo, I've got all my hair in one hand already and this isn't working. Had to add them as decoration after I let regular pins do all the work.