These hoops are hand cut from sterling silver sheet. The flowers design is based on the kikyo, or Japanese bellflower. Earrings measure approximately 1 3/4 inches long and are 1 1/2 inches across at their widest point. The earrings have been given a lovely black patina and then buffed back with a steel brush for an organic scratched surface. Such a lovely piece for nature-lovers! These beautiful flowers are handmade in Portland, OR and the craftsmanship on pieces by Ruby Girl is truly stunning.