The earwires are brass also. If you'd like them changed to surgical steel or sterling silver just let us know in a convo, email or "Note to the seller" at checkout.
The entire earring measures about 2 1/8 - 2 3/8" (5.5 -6.1cm) from the top of the brass earwire to the bottom of the earring. They are about 1" (2.6cm) across the widest part.
Check out the Sterling Silver Wire Jewelry section of our shop to see this design in sterling silver wire:
All our jewelry comes wrapped in colorful tissue paper, in a nice gift box and tied with a bow ready for gift giving.
The brass wire used in these earrings is in it's natural form and not treated with a lacquer or wax. Brass naturally oxidizes over time and develops a patina. Some people love that look and some prefer to keep it shiny.
Here are some suggestions for how to shine up your brass jewelry using common household supplies like lemon juice or ketchup. The link provided below is for cleaning copper but it also applies to brass:
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