I bought these earrings from New York and were told that they were from an old Opera House. They are stunning and the pastes have just enough age to show a nice patina. The earrings are 4 1/4 inches long not including the newer French ear backs.The metal is gold plated and the large tear drop paste is bezel set and unfoiled. The very tip of the teardrops nave been lopped off and the bezel crimped around tip. You cannot tell when the earrings are worn. C. 1925.