These lightweight earrings are great for dressing up or dressing down! They measure about 1.25 inches long not including the earwire. Spiritually the spiral represents a connectivity with the divine, spiraling from the outer ego (the outside world) into the inner soul (cosmic awareness and enlightenment). The spiral represents evolution and growth of the spirit. It is a symbol of change and development. This is the only one of this item that I have. The earrings you see in the photo are the actual earrings you will receive.