Hand-hammered u-shaped wires slip into your ears and stay there. They're tipped in red enamel to mimic the horseshoe magnets I remember from middle school science class. (Did everyone have those or was it just us lucky New Jerseyans?) Measuring just about 1/2" wide, they hug your lobe perfectly. Choose from sterling silver of yellow gold fill. And when you clean these, use soap and water only - harsher solvents could damage the enamel.