These short black and gold virga post earrings measure 1.1/2″ by 1/16″ at their widest point. Materials: 14k gold or rose gold-fill (14k gold over brass core/no nickel), and oxidized sterling silver (.925). All materials are hypoallergenic. The black (oxidized) components of our jewelry will wear over time and eventually achieve a beautiful antique-like finish. These earrings are designed in San Francisco and handmade at our Upstate New York production studio.