These earrings were a real labor of love! They are about 2" long and are post earrings, with disk backs so they'll sit straight on your ear. The top teardrop shape was created out of square wire and soldered onto a sheet (all sterling silver, of course) and then filled with epoxy and tiny globules of opal. Below hangs a slab of opal, with AMAZING fire-play, hand-cut and polished into an unusual bullet-shaped slab to show off their fire and roughness. Nothing out there like them! All connections are soldered together, so these are built to last. Treat yourself today!