The top layer of palm frond-shaped brass has been hand-painted so each leaf stands out. Layers of brass petals decorate the underskirt to make these earrings resemble little brass flowers. Brass bead caps decorate the tops of the earring. Colored crystals decorating the brass stamen and top of the earrings to match the painted portion of the earrings.All of the earrring parts are antiqued brass. Brass does not have any unhealthy or dangerous components to it. It is entirely safe.These earrings hang approximately 2" from their antiqued brass lever-backs.