These are good for costume jewelry because as with all gold-plated findings, the gold will rub off. I am giving this item 3 hearts because some of the plating is not smooth and appear rippled.
Really was not happy with these. They are attractive enough, but the loop faces the wrong way and must be twisted around before I use them. The loop is very small, too.
I use these to repair earrings for a charity shop, I want to be economical but also want to maintain the beauty and attractiveness of the item repaired. These are first class. It is also great to know that they are hypo-allergenic so our customers never have to worry about their earring purchase.
These earwires are sturdier than those found in craft stores. They won't break when opening the loop to attach the bead, complement the design and are easy to handle.