Before cutting into strips, 22g sterling silver sheet was run through a rolling mill to give it a nice texture. They were then cut 1/4" wide by 1 1/2" long and smoothed around the edges. So simple but so elegant.
The entire earring hangs 2 1/4" to the top of the ear wire which is hand made from 20g sterling silver wire.
Sterling silver may tarnish if not stored properly. An anti-tarnish pad is included with these earrings and should be stored with them when not being worn. A good jewelry polishing cloth should remove any tarnish if it appears.