These earrings are the perfect size, not too small, not too big. They are 2mm wide x 2mm deep and 17mm long. These earring are made from solid sterling silver. They are patinated to a nice dark finish, sometimes resulting in small flashes of color. This coloring cannot be controlled as it is a chemical reaction and therefor random. The earring body front and sides are sealed with a hard lacquer to protect the finish.