All of our charms are made from high quality cast pewter. The gold charms are plated with 3-5 microns of 24 Karat gold with an antique finish. The antique silver charms are plated with 3-5 microns of sterling silver with a light antique finish. The split rings and bracelets are steel with a flash of gold or silver. When ordering "gold" or "silver" we are referring to the color because the products do not have a significant amount of precious metal.
We are keeping your cost down by sending you non-assembled components without expensive packaging.