These heavy chained earrings are made with silver-plated steel chains and what I like to call a “bumpy” oval turquoise bead in the center. These earrings hang about 3 1/2 inches long and yes, they do touch the shoulders. They are on antique copper ear wires. Not recommended for children under the age of 10 due to how heavy they are. Women who have sensitive ears will not want these, as they will pull on your holes.