The thesis of these earrings is that the speed of hypersonic weapons and the current challenges in defending against them, make them a strategic weapon and because of the destabilizing risks these weapons systems warrant their own deterrence strategy.
To highlight this point, the earring features a ballistic flight path and a hypersonic glide vehicle flight path. There are rhinestones where the radar detects the missile in its trajectory and the target is represented with a red rhinestone. The rhinestones on the trajectory make a compelling visual case as to why hypersonic weapons are in a class of their own.
Only 27 earrings will be made as Mach 27 is the fastest a country (Russia) has claimed that their hypersonic missiles can travel.