I've been looking for pearl (my birthstone) hoops for several years. Most are to small and childlike. These are exactly what I was hoping to find. They are not overpowering and still make a statement of understated elegance, whether you are in casual or dressier attire. What was very important to me was not only the size, but they are very lightweight and won't make your earlobes meet your belly button! :) Very comfortable and feminine...LOVE THEM!