The vintage crystal beads on these stunners are some of the finest Swarovski crystal (circa 1940s?). They are at least 50-60 years old! I use these crystals on many of the necklaces and bracelets I design, so these earrings match quite a few of the pieces available on my website. My clients tell me they love these earrings because they pick up the color of the clothes they are wearing and match virtually everything in their wardrobes! The earrings are finished off with the best quality sterling silver lever-back ear wire. Enjoy!