I've had these earrings for about a year and rarely take them off. Which was kind of worrying, when I realized I was like, body-surfing in the ocean and I hadn't taken them off...but they stayed put!! Whew. I think Atomic Gold used to have a larger size of these hoops, which I really wanted, but couldn't afford at the time. This is probably the only place I'll shop for jewelry in the future. It's just so good.