This is an unusual name for a stone but there it is - Josephine's Crown. It is a Jasper and is also known as Josephinite or Awaruite. It is a gorgeous mix of Pyrite and Chalcopyrite in a black veined white quartz base. It's a very pretty stone with the colors of black, white and silver. The sterling silver on these pair have been textured around the gemstone. The pieces have been oxidized (blackened) to bring out the design. The back has been stamped with the hallmark and maker's mark.
The earrings measure 2-1/4-inches high to the top ring,
2-3/4-inches to the top of the earwire and 1-inch wide.