These lovely 1.2cm/0.5 inch sterling silver butterflies have a long ear wire which is 1.3 inches (3.2 cm) long. These earrings are very comfortable to wear . These are delicate unique earrings. I soldered a small sterling silver butterfly to sterling silver silver ear wire. The ear wire is also handmade and allows you to close the earring. The earrings were tumbled for strength and polished to a high shine. Please note that as the earrings are handmade they may differ from each order; kindly allow slight differences in design.