bought this for my daughter who apparently has very sensitive ears (allergic to any metal except gold). she is 6 y/o. she really liked hoop earrings since she always got studs. tried on her. she said "mommy, i look like a pirate but i love it". ever since then i still check to see how she is with the hoops. hadn't detached at all since she's an active kid. best purchase yet for hoops. and the studs (that came with it) are now mine.