This pair of vintage pierced earrings is exceptionally eye-catching and beautiful. The earrings are marked 925 on the back and the sterling component is very decorative and studded with sparkling marcasites and raised beading. Two of the marcasites are missing and could be replaced although their absence is not noticeable because of the elaborate patterning and darkened patina. The earrings have red coral colored beads that we assume are glass and thin wafers that look like black onyx but again are likely glass. The dangle earrings are two and an eighth inches long and an inch across at the widest point. They are the pierced type with posts and butterfly closings. With the exception of the missing marcasites, these unusual earrings are in excellent condition and look spectacular on.