These little sandals are the cutest things. They are made from Black Sea Shell which is another version of the abalone shell. The total length of the sandal earrings is approximately 1 1/4 inches. The Abalone shell is not only beautiful but has some wonderful meanings. Abalone shells help to stimulate psychic development and intuition. It is wonderful in promoting the power of imagination. It is very calming and can help with emotions during a deep healing. Best of all abalone is great to have for support of yourself growth.