Hand hammered brass leaf design, inspired by Matisse paper leaf cuttings. Modern and elegant extremely light to wear and gold plated nickel free hook. Hand made and designed in a solar powdered studio in San Diego by Valentine! These earrings look beautiful with a dress or down with t-shirt and jeans. The metal will stay shinny a long time because gold and white gold to not tarnish much. you can use a jewelry rag to shine a bit if you like but it is not necessary.