This is called Aztec jewel, cause resembels the golden pieces Aztecs and Mayans used to embelish their kings and queens. They used gold, jade, emeralds and feathers to make the most esplendid designs in jewelry and we try in this design honor our ancestors by mixing a gold piece with the most exotic and shiny feathers we could find. Each Aztec earring is different than the other cause feathers are never exactly th same. In this design, the brooch is made of brass or silver, and its gold plated with many layers so stays shiny, but you can order this piece in solid gold or with precious stone by contacting the designer directly. This is a one piece earing, so the price is for one item. Please take extra care of feathers and read carefully instructions to how to travel with this piece. You will look fabulous with this gold plated piece with fantastic parrot feathers from the jungle, and we do not buy it, we collect this from the Tulum jungle when the feathers fall from birds.