These are dramatic drops that hang down a total of 1″ and that measure just under 1/2″ wide. The top is a 5mm wide X 3mm tall baguette and the bottom is an 8 X 8 Asscher cut (3 carats), with many step-cuts and facets. Both of these stones are framed by a halo of 60 tiny, 1mm round stones. Combine all of that bling together and you get just under 4 carats in each earring. The base metal is nickel-free sterling silver sealed in shiny rhodium-platinum to resist tarnishing when cared for properly. These lock with a fishhook wire that has a spring-loaded back that clamps right over the wire to lock these earrings securely in place. Most seem to think that these earrings are best for dressier occasions, without being too large.