#1: this was previously posted in the Chanel forum. . . hey everyone. this is my first thread. i was pretty scared to post this, but i really needed help and didn't know where to post this question exactly, so here goes! i just got my first pair of chanel earrings. i won them on eBay and just got them in the mail. they're beautiful and, thank goodness, authentic! problem is, when i put them on and go to take them off, it's extremely hard to pull the earring-back off the cc piece. i feel like each time i take them off, the earrings bend because i have to use a lot of force to get the backs off. i read on other threads that i'll have to take them off each time i take a shower, swim, or something of that sort since it's costume jewelry. i'm afraid they might break soon!! i know it should be normal that the earring be held together tight, but is there an easier, less excrutiating way to pull them off? like twisting the backs off or something? i just pull the backs to take the earring off, but i'm scared that if i keep doing that they'll break. any answers to my dilemma? #2 i've been wearing my T&CO lock necklace day in and day out since i got it for Christmas.. even in the shower and to sleep, everywhere! i thought it wouldn't be a problem since it's genuine jewelry, but lately i've noticed it turning a yellow-ish color. is there any way i can fix that? do you advise to take it off before showering, sleeping, etc? would take a picture of the necklace, but it's so late and getting up isn't really a desirable option right now.. haha. THANKS a bunch!