I just received these earrings today and they are quite long... Longer than I would like. The description says a 2.5" drop so I guess I was thinking that would be the total length of the earring, but it is just the length before the stone so the total length is just over 3". I do like the color and also that the stone shows on both sides so as the earrings sway you don't see a plain back like so many other earrings. I'm keeping them because I'm too lazy to return, but I will probably try to have them shortened. Oh, and the chain is very delicate, so I'm hoping they don't break easily.