These earrings are the perfect size, not too small, not too big. They are 2mm wide x 2mm deep and 17mm long. These earring are made from solid sterling silver.
They are patinated to a nice dark finish, sometimes resulting in small flashes of color. This coloring cannot be controlled as it is a chemical reaction and therefor random.
Please note oxidized metal, from any retailer, is not a permanent finish. Oxidation will fade over time. How long it takes to fade depends on how much wear and how you care for it. For example, washing your hands with your ring on will make the finish fade faster. This is not a defect, it’s a feature of the rustic beauty and part of the design’s charm. It will not hurt the ring and it can always simply be oxidized again if you like.
If you would like your jewelry darkened again. It is an easy, 100% non-toxic, process you can even do at home with a boiled egg and a ziplock bag. Step by step instructions are on my blog. http://www.annaharper.com/how-to-care-for-oxidized-metal-jewelry-or-update-your-old-sterling-jewelry/
The earring body front and sides can be sealed with a hard lacquer to protect the finish if you wish.