These earrings feature slightly domed, sand textured copper blades, hanging from oxidized Turkoman metal stampings. The entire earrings have been oxidized and lightly sanded on just the high points to highlight the designs in the metal. These earrings are slightly wider than those in my Turkoman Goes Modern series, measuring 2 1/2" long by not quite 1" wide. They are equally lightweight and comfortable. They have been sealed with a microcrystaline wax. The earwires are niobium. Why niobium? It is a pure alloy that even those with sensitive ears can wear with no reaction. It is so pure that it has been approved for surgical implants. It also matches the color of the oxidized metals perfectly!