Since I was very uneasy about purchasing earrings online and without visual approval from my girlfriend, I asked about 15 female coworkers in my office which earrings they would wear if had the chance. Out of the 10 pair that I selected for comparison purposes, the majority chose this set. Needless to say, as a Christmas present, they went over wonderfully. She said they were simply "stunning" and the tears followed. She has received many compliments. Overall, I couldn't have made a better choice.