The 45mm long paddle shape of these Dendritic Opal earrings is really unusual. . They are not heavy. Sterling hinge earwires make sure you don't lose your earrings, particularly when taking off a mask or turtleneck. These will be your "go to" earrings because they ar unusual and look great, are neutral enough to go with any outfit, are light and comfortable enough to wear all day and evening (and during the night) and they will stay safely on your ears.