This brooch is exquisite and in beautiful condition. I was told when I purchased it from a reputable dealer that it is silver gilt although no trace of silver, only a very faint yellow color, perhaps vermiel. I have shown several pictures to show different ways it can be worn as a brooch or perhaps could be worn as a pendant. Every stone and pearl is present and appear to be original. The brooch measures 1 1/2 inches by 7/8 not including the pretty drop tassels. Has a "c" clasp and a longer pin as in Victorian jewelry.