The base of this cuff is lightweight aluminum. It has been highly textured with heavy acrylic molding paste and then painted with metalic gold and copper paint. I then placed a glass metallic cabochon in the center of a steel washer and 4 steel nuts to finish off the detailing. It has been completely sealed with several coat of diamond glaze for a permanent glossy finish. Measures 2 inches in width. It's big and bold, but lightweight!