What I love about these earrings is that they have such a 60's vibe to them. I can easily envision Audrey Hepburn wearing them in "Breakfast at Tiffany's". That said, Audrey would be wearing a longer version of them, so I agree with the review by "lovestoshop" regarding the shortness of them. The pearl balls measure approximately 18mm in diameter, which is slightly under 3/4". This is fairly wide to pair with their 14mm drop chains, so the proportion is off. I purchased them at such a discount that it is worth it to me to at least get a quote from a jeweler to extend or replace the chains, which shouldn't be too costly, but still... All in all, the earrings are absolutely charming, and I recommend giving them a try, you may love the length as is.