I was very pleasantly surprised to receive these earrings. The stones are a very pretty color red and the gold is not your usual very thin wires that you're afraid to touch for fear they will break. They hang about an inch and a quarter and come with that clear little rubber stopper thing to prevent the earring from slipping off unnoticed. I can only wear gold in my ears and with the price of gold these days, I thought my earring buying days were over! Overstock ROCKS!