All pieces are custom made to fit your specific wrist size. We use the finest materials available including 14k gold-filled, .925 sterling silver and hand-made Indonesian bali beads. Our crystals are genuine Swarovski crystals from Austria. We use gold-filled beads instead of solid 14k gold because solid gold is too soft. Placing such a soft metal between sterling silver damages the gold, causing it to dent and dimple. Gold-filled beads are NOT gold-plated. Gold-filled beads are made of 14k gold with sterling silver added, thus strengthening the precious metal while retaining the beauty of 14k gold.