These earrings sparkle like crazy! High quality amethyst with lovely microfacets for optimum brilliance pairs nicely with Herkimer Diamond Quartz. Herkimers are naturally occurring double-terminated clear quartz that originate in Herkimer County, New York. They are not altered by humans aside from drilling a hole for beading. Amethyst is purple quartz, long desired and held in high esteem by the likes of royalty. It is the February birthstone. These earrings are made with handmade ear wires and handmade headpins (used to mount the Herkimers). They are sterling and fine silver. In total, they measure 2-1/8” including the elongated ear wire.