These nautical tentacle earrings are handmade by me out of polymer clay and make an excellent gift for her. They are coated with high quality gloss glaze to help protect the jewelry from some harm, but are still fragile and need to be taken care of. The shine also gives them that "fresh out of water" look. They are posts, so the findings are hidden when you have them on. These earrings are very light and do not pull on the ears. The findings are Surgical Steel Posts, great for sensitive ears. If you are interested in custom colors, message me; I'm happy to do it! I ship with the United States Postal Service (USPS), First Class shipping. Most shipments arrive within 3-5 business days for the United States.