Very pretty everyday earrings for the woman who loves purple. The lever-backs are stamped 925 for sterling. The Amethysts are a medium color purple with many facets. These are cut to show the most light. As they move and dangle the light is captured, showing varying shades of purple. The Amethysts measure 3/8" X 5/8" at the largest points. They dangle approx. 1 1/4" from the ear. Weight is 4.3 grams. With a 10X loupe I see inclusions inside the natural Amethysts. No surface damage. I would date these great earrings at c2000 or so.