If you're not familiar with Chalcedony, it's been a highly prized stone for a good portion of history. It's mentioned in the Bible, and other historical documents, it was a favorite of warriors to adorn their weapons in ancient times, and it's even used in fictional stories about middle-earth and so on. Needless to say, there is a definite mystique surrounding the stone. Please research as your interest dictates, as there is so much to find about this gem and it's supposed magical properties. These earrings are based on a design by Sarah Thompson, and are a delicate and well balanced drop. They are lightweight and comfortable, easy to wear, and stunning with the shade of pale blue against the solid copper. The ear wires are hand crafted as well. The earrings measure approximately 2 1/2 inches from the top of the ear wire and are a beautiful addition to any jewelry collection!