These are very nice, wearable earrings. They are crafted of 9 carat (unmarked but tested) gold with a center amethyst, and crystal. They are very pretty and feminine, with the gold work of the 1840's , which I really love. They are light, only 3.88 grams together, and that was the idea of the famed cannetille gold work, named after the famous French town and embroidery from that region. The work is quite elaborate, but light. These earrings measure about 1 inch and 5/8 long, and 5/8 wide at the widest point.