The color in these earrings are fantastic and will look stunning year round. I made a cascade of faceted gemstones: tourmaline, hessonite, orange carnelian, green and black onyx. The cascade dangles from the fancy french earwires and work fantastic with the large multicolored picasso jasper stones. All the metal used in these earrings is sterling silver both the shiny and black. The length from the top of the earwire is just under 2".