These gorgeous vintage earrings are Sterling Silver with an intricate open work star burst design around the center faceted amethyst stone. Surrounding that is 2 rows of marcasite stones. 3 stones in the earring on the right, as seen in photo #2, appear to have been replaced as they are a bit larger than the others. This is most apparent in the close up pictures. There is Beautiful craftsmanship in this lovely pair of pierced earrings. They are 7/8 of an inch in diameter with an octagon shape. They have a Victorian feel. The photos don't show the true beauty of this pair! They were found without keepers so I have added a pair of silver tone ones from Avon.