These earrings are the epitome of glam! They are made with super sparkly Herkimer diamonds. Herkimer diamonds are not actually diamonds at all, rather they are colorless quartz that is naturally double-terminated (pointy on both ends). The shape of these beads comes straight from Mother Nature, they have simply been drilled to allow wire to pass through. This pair is sterling silver. The earrings measure 1.5" in length including the ear wires. All components are handmade, and the "horseshoe" shaped components are textured for more sparkle. These earrings are perfect for a night out! Or glam up your every day look by wearing them with a blouse and jeans.