Increadibly light weight, these hollow "olive" shaped earrings combine rich purple and lavender colored glass with a thin black stripe. The beads are individually blown on the island of Murano, Italy where they have been making glass since the 12th century. The beads measure roughly 1 1/8" long by 3/8" wide and hang a little less than 2" from the earhole. I've framed them with Swarovski crystals. They fasten to the ear with the highest quality sterling silver lever-backs.