These earrings are made with white Cracker Jack/gumball donkey charms & blue lapis gemstone beads. The use of the donkey as a symbol of the Democratic Party dates back to Andrew Jackson's presidential campaign in 1828. Democrats see the donkey as smart & brave. The use of blue to designate states that vote Democratic dates back to the 2000 election. The earrings measure 1.5” from the earring wires, which are silvertone.