Here in California we are kind of obsessed with water ( or the lack there of ). When we started working with these little brass "paddles" we thought they looked like rain falling from the sky. These earrings are an appeal to the rain goddess ( doesn't matter which one ). They hang 2.5" and are made of brass. We've hung the paddles on 14k gold fill earwires. Assembled in our Sonoma, CA studio.