The are hard-to-date earrings. The metal is the color of pinchbeck, but tests as gold-plated brass. (No acid was dripped on these to 'test'.) The wires are new, 14 karat gold. I will include a few of those teeny silicon "stoppers" for the wire. The stones are quartz--some call this rock crystal. They are well-cut with no surface wear. The florets measure 1"; the stone face is 3/8". BLING! As costume, they are exquisite foolers.