Minimalist open hoop earrings with a loop are made with stainless steel wire and dangle 2 1/4 inches or 5.7 cm. Stainless steel is a slightly darker gray colored wire. Hypoallergenic stainless steel wire sometimes works better for sensitive ears than silver or gold plated wire. Earrings come with optional plastic earring backs for a more secure fit. These hoop earrings are so light you will not feel yourself wearing them.