These gorgeous earrings feature a fine silver (.999) spiral setting, showing off gorgeous dyed red bamboo coral drops. These earrings will tell a story from front to back; as you will see in the photographs, these fine coral specimens feature deep black nodes of gorgonin protein on one side, and a smooth, deep red sheen on the other. Along with shells and animal teeth, coral was among the earliest material used by our ancestors in the making of jewelry. Scientists have only been able to make preliminary estimates of the age and growth rate of deep water coral; some specimens have been discovered that are 4,000 years old. This is a one-of-a-kind piece, so you are wearing an original work of art. Findings: Fine Silver (.999) Dyed Red Bamboo Coral Total Length: 2.75" (6.985 cm) Shouldn't your jewelry tell a story as fascinating as your own?