These are exceptional "hoop style" earrings. They are solid and sturdy and the post is sturdy too. Nothing bends out of shape when you put on or take off. I really love the thickness of them. The only reason I gave them 4 instead of 5 stars is that I thought they were round, but they are oval. You can't quite determine that from the photos provided online. It would be helpful to either have the shape stated in the description or another picture of the earring from a direct side view.