Here is the thing: we simply can’t take every piece of Rue’s jewelry into a jeweler for a formal appraisal because it is does not make economic sense. However, when we come to a piece like this, we get scared. Are these stones amber? Are they tiger eye? What exactly is this metal? Also, they look really old, are they “important?” The stress is terrific because Rue was a wealthy woman who liked to shop, so you just never know. What we do know for sure, is that she loved these 1.75″ across gold metal byzantine hoops with the mysterious orange stone, and she wore them often. If they are some museum quality artifacts, then today is your lucky day. These earrings come with a 4″ x 6″ print of the picture of Rue wearing them and a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue.