These lovely earrings are considered the symbol of Eternal Youth! The Japanese Words Mei Hua translate as Plum Blossom which has connotations of resilience and perseverance in the face of adversity. Combined with the bamboo stalk this earring expresses strenght that we all need right now in these trying times. MeiHua is made of sterling silver and bronze. Note the position of the post, it's place toward the center so it sits nicely on the earlobe.