I was so excited to get these earrings. I love pearl earrings and have wanted larger ones for the longest time. I ordered these and when they arrived, one was in good condition and the other one was damaged and looks like it has poke marks in it. The two earrings were separated in two little baggies, so I don't think the dents could have been from the back of the other earring. I'm going to take them to my local Macy's and see if they can exchange the damaged earring for one that's not damaged. If not, I'm sad to say I will be returning them.