The description calls these imitation pearl studs "red", but it's actually more like a terra cotta, orangy brick red color. I'm satisfied with this color because it matches a pair of boots that I have. But if you're looking for a true red, then you might not want to purchase these. I got these because they match a Charter Club imitation pearl slider bracelet that is also currently being sold by Macy's. On that bracelet, the pearls are smaller and more delicate-looking, but these pearl studs are larger spheres. I'm not thrilled with that. I wouldn't say they stick out like Frankenstein bolts the way that some other studs tend to do, but they're larger than I like and sort of looks to me like something an older woman might wear. I hoped it would be similar to the size shown on the model, but it's not and takes up most of my lobe. It also comes with those large, clear, round closures. Personally, I hate the way they flatten the lobes. As for the sparkly studs, they just look cheap.