These snowflake earrings are a must have for anyone who loves winter. Uniquely designed with crystal accents, these stud earrings are 1inch long and are sure to be a conversation piece. The metals used are lead free and hypoallergenic. All abalone shell used is obtained from government regulated, managed fisheries in Canada. The shell is actually a bi product of a food fishery. No wild abalone is destroyed in the making.