The gold nest with freshwater pearl 'eggs' and a sweet birdie complete the ultimate delight in these Victorian earrings. C.1870. These earrings are perfect in size and proportion. Don't we all love the Victorian whimsy? So very unique and charming. The nest is made of 18k gold, and the ear wires test 14k gold. The birds are silver plated over gold. All professionally tested. The total drop is approximately 1.45" from the tip of the tail to the bottom of the nest. These are comfortable when worn, and hang beautifully as shown in the last photo. Overall in great condition with natural patina in silver.