These red earrings have hard plastic faceted beads suspended from a triple layered metal frame. They just look like flapper earrings! They also make a fair amount of noise when you shake your head. There is some wear to the red enamel, but you don't notice it from any distance. The metal frame has a 1-1/4 inch diameter. Have some fun with these! They will be shipped in a gift box and protective padded envelope.