First, the good: What an attractive & solid product! The earrings/ear weights I received were even more beautiful & stylish than they looked on the screen. They have something of a sheen that shows up flat on the screen. Wonderfully substantial amt of weight - perfect for helping gauge piercings to stretch without being too cumbersome. I was so excited to try them on! Would've def given these 5 stars if I could.
Now for the not so good: I THOROUGHLY read product descriptions, reviews, etc before buying ANYTHING on Amazon, so I'm almost never surprised when I receive items. The seller description said specifically that THESE WILL FIT 2G PIERCINGS. Several answered questions said this would fit into a 2G piercing. I've been wearing some pretty hefty 2G horseshoe/curved barbell earrings for a while now, so my ears are DEFINITELY at least a solid 2G. But when I held my new jewelery up to my ear, it immediately became apparent that the open ends of the weights - the part you need to insert into the opening - flares to a diameter that's more like a 0G or even a 00G, if not slightly larger! The THINNEST part of the hoop *might* fit into a 2G ear, but that wouldn't possibly do me any good if I can't actually squeeze the darn thing into the piercing I bought it for.
I've added a photo of the item in question next to the flat end (terminal ball removed) of my current 2G earring for comparison. You'll see the insertable sections are nowhere near the same size.
I *AM* still stretching my ears, and was planning to go to roughly a 0/00 at least... so I have no idea what I'll ultimately do with these beautiful pieces yet. Do I keep them in hopes that I'll want to wear them & keep stretching my ears when I get to the size where they'll finally fit? Do I see if I can exchange them for a style that will ACTUALLY fit into a 2G piercing so I can wear them now? I'll think on it for a few days. But in the meantime, I sincerely hope the seller puts up more accurate measurements for these items so that ppl can be certain of what they're getting & avoid the disappointment I just went through. Anytime a piece flares at both ends, users need to know the diameter of the flare, NOT the diameter of the thinnest part. Had the item listed THAT measurement, I would've known to purchase another option with a thinner insertable end.
All told, this is a lovely item, and one that looks like it'll last & look beautiful for a long time. But if you're at a 2G & looking to stretch more, like I am, maybe buy a different option with a thinner insertable end. If you are a 00 or so & hoping to stretch even further, however, these are a lovely option!
Willing to update rating if seller resolves above issues.