Inspired by India's rainy season, these 2.85" (exclusive of ear wire) long earrings are delicately handcrafted, plated in 22 karat gold, and stunningly accented with smoky quartz.. The Monsoon Earrings were inspired by life's many ups and downs. Monsoon season is a most anticipated part of the year throughout India. The torrential rains bring relief from the extreme heat of soaring summer temperatures, but also bring the necessary water for India's agriculture. Monsoon rains can also be destructive, but out of the chaos and destruction comes new life and growth. In the jewelry studios', our artisans not only find inspiration in the rain and storms, but, also nourishment, because the rains mean a bountiful crop harvest to keep their belly's full. These earrings represent the monsoon rains - the 10 delicate teardrop dangles represent cascading streams of water with lots of movement as the rain plummets from the cloudy sky.