ALL of our merchandise is NEW and purchased directly from wholesalers. Our jewelry is made of genuine pearls, silver, semi-precious gems, zirconium, and occasionally man-made materials. Our purses are made of either silk or Thai cotton. Our beads are genuine Asian tourmaline. All of our merchandise is stored in a secure, climate-controlled facility. Please note that the description of each item is as definitive as possible to that which was provided by our wholesaler(s).