I choose Argentium Silver because it is resistant to tarnish, it’s hypoallergenic, and is made with reclaimed silver. These are 6-gauge wire earrings with three 22K gold granules fused into the lower-half. The fish hook style hangers are gold-filled. They weigh 6.6 grams each and are about 1” long (25 mm). This is a bit on the heavy side, but still manageable. My wife’s heaviest are 8g each, which she has defined as my absolute, no exceptions, ‘not going to happen’ upper limit. For this product, I take new photos for each listing. What you see in the pictures is exactly what you will receive if you order. The following description of Argentium Silver is courtesy of Rio Grande: Made with a touch of germanium, Argentium® Silver presents a bright white color that is closer to fine silver than traditional sterling, yet is highly resistant to firescale and less likely to tarnish under most conditions. It welds flawlessly and is ideal for fusing techniques. All Argentium is made from reclaimed silver and its sources are guaranteed by Argentium International Ltd. Your customers will appreciate the value and convenience of brighter-white sterling silver designs that resist tarnishing and keep on shining.