I read the reviews closely on this store and measured the size of the earrings so that I could have a visual. In saying that, they are smaller than they appear on the website, but they were larger than I anticipated. They are really darling, but I would have been happier with just a little more dainty. Either way, though, they are very cute earrings for every day use. Regarding the pearl, the silver is very shiny and the pearl just doesn’t show up very well. It almost blends in with the silver and can look like just a ball of silver. I bought these earrings because I love pearls. I think if there were some yellow gold around the pearl, it would take these to another level.