I had considered buying these for months, so I put a lot of thought into what style and size would work best. I bought my earrings in the Melbourne CBD store and tried a few different sizes to see what suited me best. I settled on 2 carats (which means 1 carat in each ear). I chose the 4 claw rather than 6 claw styles because the very helpful sales lady said that the 6 claw would have slightly less brilliance, as the 2 extra claws would block a tiny amount of light from entering the stone. For a week or two I was really self-conscious about them, even though I liked them and thought they were the right size for my ears, but I quickly got used to them, and I have worn them continuously ever since I bought them. I check the stud is clipped in correctly each time I wake up and each time I have a shower, but I've never had them unclip themselves. I love their sparkle! They're exactly the same stone and setting as my engagement ring, and I love that they match. If you're thinking of getting a beautiful pair of earrings that you can wear every day with every outfit, I would definitely recommend these.