I bought these earrings six months ago and wore them consistently for the first couple of months. I love the minimalist look, and they are very cute. Unfortunately, they started to tarnish within the first couple of months, and it irritated my ears to the point where I couldn't wear them for more than a couple of hours. Despite my love for them, $65 is expensive for a pair of earrings that didn't last long. I highly suggest opting for the titanium or 14k gold solid version of these cute earrings if you have sensitive ears.