They look like they are heavy but they are not. I wear a silver cross and a wire cross and this goes perfectly with both. It is sometimes hard to judge what an item looks like online but they came just as they look.
I am a little disappointed with the earrings. The size of the nail that hangs vertical is not the same for each earring. The nail on one of the earrings is larger in diameter than the other. It appears that the vendor may not have much of a quality control system in place.
I purchased these earrings several years ago and have had nothing but compliments every time I wear them. They are also a wonderful witnessing tool. I'm so glad I purchased them they are really different and unique.