The Princess Cubic Zirconia Studs are quite sparkly and large; however, I expected the studs to be large due to reviews elsehwhere and also because I have a set of earrings with the exact same measurements that were larger than expected when they arrived. The size works for me. The Princess Cubic Zirconia Studs are probably best for people with larger earlobes like me as they are less overwhelming on such ears. I understand why some customers might think they look "cheap" or "too fake," but on bigger earlobes this is less a consideration IMHO. If you like Marc by Marc Jacobs for example, maybe go with a pair of small earrings around this price from that line (especially if you have smaller earlobes or issues with "cheap" sparkly earrings). I hope this review is helpful.