Exceeded my expectations. I threw these in the cart last minute, with some other things I really wanted and partly expected to return them (I had shopped too much!). Fortunately/unfortunately, I love these earrings and will be keeping them. They are trendy yet classic and are some of the most comfortable earrings I've ever worn. I've even fallen asleep wearing them! They look great with my other gold jewelry and will be a solid staple in my accessories for years to come.