These are sweet dark blue Turquoise that I'm really partial to with purplest of purple round Amythest cabs that pair well with that Bandit blue. Bandits Mine is the name of the mine where these were mined I believe in Nevada, but don't quote me. I made plain old school kidney shaped earwires for these. When these earwires are fastened correctly they do not come off! Measures from top of earwires to bottom of Turquoise 2 inches. These are comfy earrings that look marvelous. All entirely had made by myself with recycled and "new" Sterling silver. Quality made fashion earrings.