The 14KT Gold Vermeil Stud Claddagh Earrings Adorned with White Cubic Zirconias have a high-quality Sterling Silver base with a thick layer of 14K gold. Each bejeweled earring has a shape like a circle with a Claddagh symbol. Additionally, each ring has a hand that cradles the heart with a crown, symbolizing how we cherish and protect our loved ones. The earrings use a push-back setting that has a straight post and uses friction to secure the earrings. These earrings are a testament to your love or your Irish heritage.