I see Artbeads changed the description to state the back is now hollowed out, but they still do NOT state that the ring on the top is open, and no longer closed.
The now version of this sterling silver ribbon is below par� TOO many customers charms fell off due to the poorly designed link which is now open vs closed.. would not buy again
As several others mentioned, I was disappointed that the design has changed. I do like that the charms are oxidized ever so slightly. I don't like that they are not solid as they were before, but the biggest let-down is the open jump ring at the top (that wasn't open in the old design).
I use these charms a lot, but was really disappointed to find that when my latest batch arrived, they are now hollow on the back, cheap and flimsy... NOWHERE on the item description does it indicate that a change had been made, and nor are there any pictures of the reverse. I'm afraid these will have to be returned, they are not the quality I need or am used to from Artbeads :(