These are short but very sweet dangles, and a lovely pair of earrings for anyone who does not have pierced ears.
On each dangle, two round amethysts are stacked on gold-plated pins, with the lower bead slightly larger than the top one. At either end of each bead is a scalloped bead cap, and between the two amethysts is a small gold-plated star-shaped spacer (the star is seen end on). Also, there is a wire-wrap at the top of each dangle. Everything comes together in a pretty pair that would be perfect for any occasional, formal or casual!
The clip ons are gold plated and do not contain nickel.
The length of these earrings is 1 and 1/2 inches, including the clip-on components.
Here's some information about the gemstone used for this pair:
Amethyst is considered a protective stone. It's a type of quartz believed to lower stress and ward off any negative influences. Supposedly it calms the mind, fosters spiritual awareness and inner peace, and can aid people who are battling substance addictions, such as alcholism. Amethyst has been considered a special gemstone since ancient times. Its name is taken from "amethusos," a Greek word that means "not drunk." Amethyst is the February birthstone and is linked to the crown chakra.