Sponge Coral earrings made by Barse of Thailand. Known for good quality jewelry. These are beautiful, and have likely never been worn.
The coral earrings likely have been enhanced with dyes and or resins to make the coral shell stronger, stabilized or better color. Most corals are treated according to my studies. These are a beautiful color of coral and oranges with a brown veining. There is copper dots atop of the sterling silver decor on the earrings. Marked 925 Barse and Thailand. Marked 925 on both the pieced wire and the earring itself.
A nice size, the earrings hang a total of 2 inches long and the coral is a hair shy of being an inch wide. Lovely. The earrings look as though they have never been worn.
In researching Barse the company / designer sell good quality jewelry sold in various large department stores and use natural stones and shell but most of it is treated for the making of jewelry.