These sumptuously sculpted earrings were made by true artist, Norman LeBeau, of famed Madison Avenue LeBeau Jewelers, and Boris-Lebeau. Originally a painter, LeBeau studied jewelry making in Paris and went on to open his own successful boutiques starting in the 1950s. He used his skills as an artist to create commissioned pieces of wearable and miniature art in fine metals and gemstones, winning numerous international awards. To this day his pieces are sought after, and highly valued. These stunning shell-like clip-on earring were made around 1980 in black-enameled 18k yellow gold. They make an incredible statement with their size, measuring about 1 3/4 by 1 1/4 inches! The fine mabé pearls are about 5/8 inch in diameter. They are currently clip-on earrings for un-pierced ears. We can add posts upon request.