I looked for a few months for a pair of earrings just like this. I have sensitive ears, and even after months of continuous wear, I never experienced irritation. I wore these day and night for 6 months, until the clasp started to come open. I'm still giving these 5 stars because I constantly fiddled with the clasps, so I am responsible for the early failure. I can still wear these, but I have to be careful to not lose them.