When I started designing these earrings, I imagined the old #8 mine in Eureka County, north of Carlin Nevada where this asymmetrical pair or Turquoise cabs came from. I envisioned the hands that carved the Coral Beads I found in a shop in New Mexico. As the fabrication proceeded I saw the ear of the person who might wear this fabulous pair of earrings - wearing a lil black dress, donning an outfit of splashy colors, or just relaxing in a pair of old blue jeans because these earrings with match any fashion show. All 925 Sterling Silver throughout. These earrings a meant to be enjoyed and compliment any occasion.Great hinged earrwires, are sure to stay in your ear and not get list because I do worry about losing great treasured earrings. Made to be heirlooms.