Deep shadows and brilliant highlights of green in these malachite stones remind me of a mossy forest. The two malachite stones are naturally striped with light and dark greens, while the silver is left it's natural color to provide contrast against the green of the stones. Each stone is unique, but I try to match stones as best I can according to the direction of the stripes (straight or curved) and the width and color of the larger bands. These malachite are 6 mm across, making the earrings approx. 7 mm, or almost exactly .25 of an inch. The setting, post and clutch are all sterling silver with 925 stamped on the post. These earrings shown in a semi-matte finish, but can also made in a bright finish as well. Please see my shop for other semi-precious stone post earrings. These will be shipped gift-wrapped. Please see my profile and store policies pages for more information about myself and my jewelry.