These lovely earrings were created the the Pididdly Links, Ltd. jewelry company in the late 1970s. They were made using a jeweler's brass casting of a heart shape with an elaborate bow with streamers. The casting has seven tiny ivy leaves which have been French enameled in pale green and three of them have tiny faux pearls set in their centers. The ivy vine is also accented with tiny holly berries enameled in the same way in red. The pair is wearable all year long, but at Christmas you'll have the "Holly and The Ivy" earrings. These earrings are in the style of the Late Victorian period when William Morris and others were promoting designs using natural elements and alternatives to expensive gemstone jewels which came to be known in England as the Arts & Crafts movement. Each earring measures 2 1/2" long (including the hook) and 1 1/4" at their widest. As you can see in the photos, they each have a white rubber "stopped" which will prevent the loss of the earring when wearing a high collar or heavy coat with a collar and we highly recommend using them. This pair is from my personal collection and I've had them for 43 years and worn them frequently, but always with stoppers. They are in excellent, used condition with no damage or flaws. We will ship them to you in a complimentary jewelry gift box for storage or gift giving as you require.