These beautiful earrings are made with exquisite, chunky, super-high-quality rock crystal. The all-natural stones are wonderfully eye-clean and VERY sparkly. The stones are suspended from horseshoe-shaped handmade components that are signature to the Iris earring design, available exclusively from Elisabeth Allerton. This pair of earrings is made with 14kt rose gold fill. They hang 1 and 11/16" including the handmade ear wires.
What does gold-filled mean?
Gold-filled components start with a base metal core and have a (usually 14kt) real gold coating, bonded to the core with heat and pressure. The component must be at least 5% gold by weight. This is NOT the same as gold plating. Unlike plated gold, gold-filled items are likely to last a lifetime and the gold will not wear off.