Simple and sweet, I have built upon the theme of my river city, Sacramento for inspiration for this lovely pair of golden-hued pearl earrings. For those who fell asleep in history class, Sacramento was made wealthy due to the gold rush of 1848-49, which drew emigrants from all over the world to the Sierra Nevada in pursuit of dreams of gold and grandeur. While few individuals actually "struck it rich", it was the town of Sacramento that grew wealthy on the commercial and societal needs of the new burgeoning population. Sacramento was made rich by the gold rush - and gave birth to California millionaires who established and shaped the state of California, and incidently the City of Sacramento, into the beautiful destination it is today.
In keeping with the golden theme, I've taken fine peach baroque earrings and topped them with masses of golden pyrite rondelles which are fastened beneath a gold vermeil floral earwire. All together, these measure one and a quarter inches.