When I opened the box i was impressed with the size and thickness of the hoop i was getting for my money considering the price of gold today. However, one of the hoops bent when I tried to undo the fastener. The metal felt soft on one of the hoops.Not sure if rose gold is soft typically because its a mixed metal or if its a design flaw. Anyway, managed to get it back to its original shape easily, thankfully. I'm very careful with how I fasten these as I really don't want to part with them as once you have them in they are really pretty hoops.