I like to have many pairs of smaller earrings to choose from, must be silver colored and not be too difficult to clamp on. These stood out to me, and at a great deal, as a pair perfect to wear with my sterling silver diamond earrings that I always keep in my second hole. I've ordered a few smaller pair of tiny hoops that just didn't last because of the way they hooked on, they were sterling silver and it was disappointing to keep having spent more but receive less. These don't disappoint as far as durability and look, but they are little bigger, and more on the cheaper looking side, than a few of the others I've had, than I had hoped. Still, these hoops are worth the price, look nice, and are sturdy.