Dropping about 1-1/2" from the bottom of the silver plated clip on, they will feel very comfortable wearing them. Although these are clip ons, they can be changed to pierced if you prefer, at no charge. The 8mm round red coral bead is a beautiful shade of darker red. It goes very nicely with the antique silver beadcaps and the lovely antique filigree drop. All together, there is a nice vintage look and feel to them.