"I really love these. I got my initials and I wish they weren't the same letter because I think they'd be really fun with mixed letters. I already want to get more letters. They are pretty shiny. Not a dull looking silver. I've gotten compliments and people love them. They are a little hard to take off though. The back is like what I call a "butterfly back." But it's inside this hard rubber like backing as well. When they arrived one earring was bent, so it makes me think they're easily bendable. They are still very comfortable and I love wearing them."