Vintaj Natural Brass Co.® findings are known for their rich, distinctive color (identical to vintage brass), intricate detail, fine-lined etching, and bold, raised relief designs. Each finding undergoes a meticulous, eco-friendly, 7-step hand-embellishing process. Vintaj products are not antique plated or chemically treated. Vintaj natural brass is solid brass made up of 85% copper and 15% zinc and is nickel-free and lead-free compliant. Every finding has its own unique color and luster. It is the subtle differences in color that give Vintaj findings such depth and dimension. The "Rustic" series has weatherworn appearance, emulating dramatic aging through unique conditions. The appearance of each rustic piece is unique and may not be uniform. Made in the U.S.A.