Georgian gorgeous! Rare natural pearls and bright yellow cannetille gold work come together to create these stunning dangle earrings. Cannetille is a process of using thin gold wire to create designs and shapes similar to filigree work. It was a creative way to make stunning pieces of jewelry with limited amounts of gold– as in the 1820s, when this process was most popular, there was a gold shortage. The process creates a remarkably unique texture that contrasts beautifully with the smooth, round pearls. The pearls are natural– there was no such thing as a cultured pearl back then. They were so prized that only nobility could afford them. The dangle earrings have a truly lovely form that creates an attractive, and distinctly antique silhouette. The gold is 10k and the ear wires were replaced sometime in the 20th century. The earrings measure about 1 5/8 inches long from the top of the ear wire and a little less than 1/2 inch at their widest.