We love this 2-part triangle drop earring, it is hand made of solid brass in the USA. It is approximately 4 inches long for pierced ears. So tribal! Earlobes are a natural place to enhance with ornamentation—and indeed, humans have been doing so since before the beginning of recorded history. Across the world, in many cultures throughout time, earrings have been used to denote cultural identity or tribal affiliation, or to indicate status. But most of the time, earrings have been so popular because of their decorative function.