These unusual earrings feature antique Hebron glass beads and gold-filled (not plated) findings. These glass beads were made between 1300 and 1400 AD/CE in the ancient city of Hebron. Hebron is a Palestinian city in the West Bank, just south of Jerusalem. The beads were an important form of currency throughout Africa for over a century. The beads were made by winding hot glass onto a mandrel, giving the beads their signature course, opaque appearance. What a fascinating history! Oh, the stories they will whisper in your ears. This is a one-of-a-kind piece, so you are wearing an original work of art. Ear Wire: Gold-filled Antique Hebron Glass Beads Total Length: 2.5" (6.35 cm) Please note that I work with materials that have been reliably sourced for authenticity. Shouldn't your jewelry tell a story as fascinating as your own?