Each strand for our checkerboard slabs are cut and laid by hand. Once done baking and sanded, each piece is finished with resin for an added shine. Assembled with gold filled hardware, including 6-7mm freshwater pearls. Earring Drop Length: 2 1/2 inches (6.35 cm) Care Instructions: To avoid discoloration of resin, store away from direct sunlight. Although hardware is water and tarnish-proof, it's best to remove jewelry prior showering or swimming to ensure long-lasting pieces.