|BACK IN STOCK SOON! There is nothing more exciting than finding a piece of jewelry that completely melds with your sensibility. The jewelry of Melissa Joy Manning is just that kind of collection, you can trust her pieces are made by hand in her studio in California and NYC using sustainable and recycled materials, locally sourced stones and socially and environmentally responsible practices. These are decidedly my favorite piece, so simple and elegant. Melissa has developed these hug earrings, which sit closely to your ear (hugs your ear) in sterling silver. You can delicately bend these slightly on your ear if you want to leave in for long periods of time, they also comes with a silicone back so that they will stay more secure (I never take mine out). The weight is delicate but only because it's designed to be small in size. These earrings also comes in 14k gold. I have more photos of this piece if you would like to see more before your purchase feel free to email me.