These vintage clip earrings on their original card are a wonderful example of Bethlehem Pearl hand carving. The card is imprinted with Mother of Pearl Hand Work Made in Bethlehem. The earrings are 3/4 inch in diameter and intricately carved with a delicate open work design. Bethlehem Pearl handwork is prized for its intricate hand work. The hand carving of mother of pearl shells is a dying art that was a skill handed down in families for centuries30 in and around Bethlehem, historically using shells from the Red Sea. The mother of pearl discs are mounted on white metal clip backs that are unmarked.