These are faceted teardrops of cubic zirconia in a beautiful rich soft lavender. The sparkle is amazing! Simulates tanzanite. The french earwires are 14k Solid Gold or Filled or Sterling Silver - you choose. The stone size is a large 9x36mm. The earrings hang a little over 2 inches. This is high quality AAA CZ with beautiful faceting. There is 60 carats of CZ. A great wardrobe staple, black long drops that work with anything. The mannequin shows the relative size and how they will hang. A great "go to" earring to have.