One problem with Maple leaves is that we always use them graphically with the point of the leaf upright. Think of the Canadian flag. Consequently they often don't look quite right when they are pointed in any other direction. This is just an observation from the front lines of design. It can get pretty grimy down here in the trenches. These one-of-a-kind earrings are built on French wires, weigh 6.6 grams of 18K Yellow Gold and are set with two beautifully cut trillion shaped Amethysts from the Four Peaks Mine in Gila County, Arizona. If you are unfamiliar with this source, it is considered among the best and most desirable Amethyst in the world.