Every bead on these earrings is hand stitched. They are made with black and amber beads surrounded by black seed beads. The diameter of the earrings is 1" with a 1/2" hole in the center. They are strung on a brushed gold lever back style hook that is made from base metal. (They are not real gold or gold plated.) Shipping: UNLESS you request otherwise, I ship everything by First Class mail with a tracking number. Upon your request, I can ship by Priority US Mail for $6.00. (Please see my shop policies.) If your shipping address is in Alaska or Hawaii or outside of the U.S., please message me before you purchase so that I can calculate shipping costs. Thanks for shopping!