I love these earrings. The gold plated brass does not irritate my earlobes like other earrings. The jewel is gorgeous and has a lot of depth and shine! The packaging was awful- a cheap plastic ziplock bag, but overall a good purchase. I must say, I purchased these using my Birchbox points and did not pay the full price for them. I would NOT spend $32 on these, but they are wonderful for a free pair of earrings. They don't feel cheap, they have a nice weight to them and they compliment almost all outfits.