These are faceted teardrops of cubic zirconia simulating pink sapphires. Rounded briolette cut. The sparkle is amazing! The french earwires are 14k Solid Gold or 14k Gold Filled or Sterling Silver - you choose. The stone size is 7x19mm. The earrings hang 1.3 inches. This is high quality AAA CZ with beautiful faceting. There is 20 carats of CZ. A great wardrobe staple. The mannequin shows the relative size and how they will hang. A great "go to" earring to have.