Back in high school French class, there was a little story about the girl who was a "chercheur d'or" (gold digger) in one of our books. I don't recall whether it was the story or just the name "chercheur d'or" that made my girlfriends and I giggle to no end. All I know, was that we began to call each other "chercheur d'or" for days, months, and even years. Yes, even til this day, we still occasionally greet each other with those infamous words. What can I say, it was an all-girl school and with no boys around, we had to amuse ourselves some way;) These earrings are comprised of 18kt vermeil (gold over sterling silver 925), freshwater pearls, and gold filled french hook ear wires. Total length is 3.5 inches.