I am cleaning out my old jewelry box, and am finding things I forgot I had. I always liked good jewelry, even when I was very young and long before I ever thought about an antique business or pair of antique earrings! I always wanted gold, and not costume jewelry. This is one of the first pair of earrings I had, when I first had my ears pierced, about forty years ago! These are cute little gold (at least 10 carat and possibly 14, but not marked, as the mark was usually on the back) dangles. I can't believe I ever wore such small earrings! These would be ideal for a child. They measure a little over 1/4 of an inch long. I have lost the backs to these, but the new owner can get gold ones from a jeweler. I will include some of the clear plastic ones which I wear with my French wire earrings, and they will work just fine.