First, I suggest reading what Overstock tells you about these earrings. They describe them as cute, little, small, dainty. They also list the size in both millimeters and in inches and they even show you what they look like against a ruler. If you pay attention it's impossible NOT to know you are getting small earrings. With that being said, they are really pretty and I love them. The ear-wires are comfortable to wear and come with the rubber backs so you don't lose them. Overall they are a quality pair of sterling silver earrings, and they are exactly as described and pictured. If you get them and think they are too small then you didn't read all the information. I hope they still have them for the holidays because I would like to get more as gifts.