I create these earrings from sterling silver sheet metal, also known as 925 sterling. I saw them out then hammer for texture then engrave a few areas for more definition. I love making animals and birds, whether out of silver, copper or hand painted. I hope you love them too. These earrings are very lightweight so they don't drag on your ears and they measure: from the curve of the earwire 1 3/4" X 1 1/4" the actual elephant is 1 1/4" wide X 1" high. I can also make these in posts that dangle. You can choose which style you'd like in product options.