These are lovely earrings. They are not large, but I have a small frame and don't like my earrings to dwarf me. I bought these because of the 'Irish green' color of the stone, and they don't look synthetic or glass-like. Wear these with some kind of backing (not included) as they are top-heavy and fall out of your lobe quite easily. This was a nice St. Patrick's Day buy for me!