At Ozarks' Creations we strive to use the highest quality jewelry findings, while keeping prices low. Our first choice is stainless steel for a long-lasting finish and durability. If stainless is not an option all plated components are lead, nickel, and cadmium free. The gemstones used are all natural with the exception of two...Rainbow Hematite is hematite that has been heat-treated to alter it's color and Turquenite is a dyed magnesite or howlite that offers the look of turquoise at a fraction of the cost. Due to the nature of gemstones and the polishing process you may find minor variations in size and color.