Stephanie Neofotis Jewelry uses .925 Sterling Sterling Silver as the main metal for all Jewelry found in the collections. In addition, 14Kt Gold-Filled and Copper may be mixed with the Sterling Silver metals. Each piece is handmade and stones are handpicked with care. All settings are soldered on individually and each piece may vary. The extra scrap silver found left in the jewelry making process is pure and therefore is recycled. We employ local people and make all products locally in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.