These gorgeous pieces with the original patina are the result of 110 years being subjected to the elements of nature on the roof of the Maine statehouse capital building. *** limited number of pieces available. Own a piece of history and wear them with any outfit. Each piece is cut, filed and sanded smooth. A clear coating has been applied to preserve the patina. Don’t spray with perfume or hair sprays to protect the color. Ear wires are handmade, by me, of 925 sterling silver Enjoy!