I actually took this pic about 10 years ago when I first visited STL before we moved here! It's such a great symbol of what this great town stands for. And then when you learn about how it came to being makes it even greater! All my earrings are made from mat board and are coated with resin that has a touch of iridescent glitter in it, so they sparkle a little. These measure 1 1/10" by 13/16" and and are topped with a pewter colored glass bead. The hooks are nickel free and they also have plastic earring stops to keep them securely on your ear. They are relatively water resistant because of the resin but they are not waterproof!