The pearls are gorgeous and luminous, and the little diamond on the pearl charm adds just the perfect sparkly touch. The hoops they come on leave something to be desired in the sparkle department, however. I can barely see the diamonds, and I would never wear them alone, without the pearl charms. However, I love that the charms can come off! What I do instead is wear them as drops attached to my much sparklier Blue Nile diamond studs, and the combination is gorgeous and classy!