These cowrie shell earrings are made with small gold plated brass round lever backs. They are about 2 inches long including the lever backs. The lever backs are small, 12mm. They come in a choice of red, blue or gold beads. They are light and can be worn in 2 ways with the front or back of the cut cowrie showing. If you have someone on your Christmas gift list that loves beach earrings these are a perfect small gift and stocking stuffer.