With smooth rubber end tips, they are soft on the nipples and are very comfortable to wear for long periods of time. The tips are also very firm, will not slip or slide around even when wet, and can be used for wear as simple, elegant nipple jewelry. Though it is rubber, the rubber does not have any strong scent or taste. The same goes for the tweezer portion of the nipple clamps.
Spartacus did make sure that the tweezer-style clamps were coated evenly and smoothly, though the paint can chip off if handled roughly. Of course, that also has no detectable taste, so if you do plan to pull on these nipple clamps with your teeth, you will not have any bad taste. Of course, be careful that you don't bite down too hard because you will get little pieces of paint in your mouth.
My favorite part of these clamps is the weight of them. Though 0.1 lbs doesn't seem like a lot, these are weighty little nipple clamps, and the two of them together are heavier than a 100 calorie snack pack (which is about 0.8 oz). Not as heavy as something that a more advanced user would like, but heavy enough to give a nice pull on the nipples when worn.
These are hypoallergenic and nickel-free, which is always a good thing in terms of irritation that might occur if they were otherwise not.
The Lavish Nipple Clamps are not only beautiful, they're also elegant, classy, and sexy. With their double black pearl design, rhinestones and large, black crystal at the end, they're a low-priced, but lovely, pair of nipple jewelry that can be worn for long periods and remain comfortable. Though in the pictures, the crystal on the end does look like it has a turquoise undertone, it really doesn't, and is a pure black shade. Personally, I thought that the turquoise looked attractive, as it would have matched a necklace that I gave my little girl a long time ago.
This pair of nipple jewelry can be used by both "vanilla" and BDSM users—after all, it is jewelry. If people are wanting a harder pinch, they can simply tighten the tweezer-clamps. To make them softer, loosen them a bit. They are not the type of clamp that is used for extreme pain—they truly are for use as jewelry, to be sexy on a person's breasts or chest and only give a light pinch if that's wanted.
They can fit a diverse amount of nipple sizes, but like I've said in other tweezer-style clamp reviews, the shape of your nipples is what really matters. If your nipples are flat to your chest, then they will not stay on well (or if you'd really like to make them work, you can pull your nipples away from your body and clamp them on that way). Nipples that protrude more will be more easily fit by the Lavish Nipple Clamps.
Since they are painted black (though I'm not sure what form of paint is used or how they're painted), the paint does chip off and can leave them a bit scratched up. Because of this, I'd recommend being a little careful with handling this pair of jewelry with your nails. When moving the adjuster along the tweezer clamps, make sure that you pinch the tweezers together before adjusting the clamps. The adjuster, like nails, could also scratch the paint.
Keep them in a safe place, wrapped up somewhere in a nice toy holder or soft casing so that they will remain undamaged and can be used again.
Spartacus' pair of nipple jewelry came in a little plastic container with a cardboard insert telling a few of its features in four different languages. A few of my personal questions—like whether these are coated or anodized, what they are coated with if they are coated, if the tips are made of rubber or not—were not answered.
The packaging really isn't special at all, it just serves its purpose and does literally nothing more.
I love the weight of these nipple clamps. They are made to be solely jewelry for the nipples, but for me, their weight is the best part of them. They're lighter than things that I've used on my partner in the past, but are a good weight to be attractive and still give a pleasurable feel.