An easy and versatile (comfortable too!) pair of earrings composed of genuine turquoise beads, attached to argentium silver wire with sterling silver wire. What is argentium? Sterling silver is 92.5% silver; the remainder is copper or other alloys, all of which tarnish. Argentium silver is 93.5 silver, the remainder is germanium, which resists tarnishing. Good news for all silver lovers! The earrings measure 1 1/4 inches from top to bottom.