Pine cones have been used to symbolize spiritual enlightenment, eternity and immortality in various cultures of human history. In the natural world, pinecones keep pine tree seeds safe and protect them from harsh weather by closing their scales tightly. The scales will open to let go the seeds to find new ground to grow into new trees when the weather is hot and dry. Doesn’t it sound like the love of parents? From raising caring children to letting go , fighting and prosper their own life by themselves. reminder from the designer: the colors of second and third pictures are the closest to that of real items. Material: turquoise frame beads, pinecone bronze brass part, brown fresh water pearls, quality matte gold plated over brass base earring hooks, Beadsmith craft wire. Length：from the top of earring hook to the bottom of brown pearl：about 6.5 cm Main bead size：turquoise frame beads ，18x25 mm If you can’t wear pierced earrings, I can change them to clip-on earrings for you. The clip-on hooks are made in Korea with good quality. Please tell me your need when you place the order. The item you purchase comes in a gift box for gifting as shown below. https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/973/39921928140_4cab5e81e1_c_d.jpg Warm reminder：Please take off the earrings while taking shower or bath. Please hang the earrings on the BeadySooty storage card after you wipe dry clean the hook, then seal it tightly with a zip lock bag and storage it in the box. Every care you take will make the earrings in good condition as long as possible. Take good care of it and it will serve you well！ Warm reminder：Most items in my shop are made to order. Besides, beads don’t look exactly the same from one another, no matter natural or man-made they are. Therefore, items you will receive upon purchase will vary slightly in size and color etc. from the sample ones pictured above. About international shipping fee, please refer to the tariff below. We send package to China, Hong Kong and Macau through SF Express. The delivery may roughly take 1-7 days. As for other countries in the world, we use Chunghwa Post’s service of international registered small packet with a tracking number. The delivery may roughly take 7-14 days. I sincerely hope you can understand that sometimes the delivery can take longer time due to customs inspection, holiday seasons or other unexpected reasons. Please contact me if you want to receive the item sooner. I will create an additional check out page for you to upgrade the shipment to courier service by paying extra fee. Please feel free to email me if you have any questions. Thank you stopping by and enjoy your shopping!