I know what you're going to say. A horseshoe pointed down let's the luck spill out. Not true according to folklore dating back as far as 995 b.c. Suffice it to say that a horseshoe pointing down spills the luck on the recipient, while a horseshoe pointed up, holds the luck in. Either way you can't go wrong, especially with these fabulous earrings. Sterling silver 3/4" horseshoes entwined with a snaffle bit are suspended from well made sterling leverback ear wires. The overall drop on these earrings (including the earwires is 1 1/2".