The filigree brass flower has been hand-painted so the little petals stand out. Another leafy cap painted a co-ordinating color decorates the top. Brass bead caps decorate the top of the earrings.Colored crystals decorating the brass stamen and top of the earrings match painted portions of the earrings.These earrings hang approximately 1-1/2" from their antiqued brass lever-backs. This earring design is very popular in all colors, but is my best seller over all my earrings in the colors mint and black.All of the earring parts are antiqued brass or silver-plated brass. Brass does not have any unhealthy or dangerous components to it. It is entirely safe.