I have updated these lovely baubles with new gold plated lever back ear wires, replacing their original screw-backs. They are simple yet fascinating-- they glass droplets contain sparking little worlds and are topped with simple gold plated caps, making these perfect for everyday. They measure 1 1/2" or 4cm long including lever back ear wires. The glass of these earrings reminds me of the dark, whirling colours of the Venetian carnival. The originals date from the 1950s.