Welcome to Gemstal Jewelry shop! Most of the pieces are made with genuine, quality, AAA gemstones or Swarovski crystals that are strung, woven, wire wrapped or on chain links. The metals and components used are either Sterling Silver, stainless Steel (the alternative to sterling and gold now these days), Silver and gold plating, 14kt-18kt gold filled or pewter. I use seven strand jewelry wire that is flexible, rust proof and non-tarnishing. I hope that you enjoy your shopping experience and hope to see you back again.