Leave bright silver or patina if desired. Buff patinated pieces with 0000 steel wool to bring out dimension. Buffing with steel wool creates a satin finish on the metal. If desired, tumble the pieces for 30 minutes to an hour to bring up a shine. Tumbling will not affect the patina.
Pro Tip: This earring is not heavy, but since it will swing around, it could pull on the piercing. When there is concern about the weight of an earring and/or stretched out piercings, stud earrings are a good choice. Small earnuts still allow for some stretching out of a piercing but using larger earnuts can help with this and also keep a ball stud from drooping. WireJewelry carries both gold filled and sterling Jumbo Earnuts.