Maria-Tina's museum quality solid gold and gold vermeil jewelry are hand made at her studios in San Francisco and Marin County, California. Her pieces are hand hammered, hand fabricated and/or hand cast and made to last. All 24k gilded jewelry is triple dipped (electroplated). Maria-Tina's Vermeil jewelry is made with a solid sterling silver base. All other pieces are made with an ancient bronze base. This ensures a durable gold finish that can withstand years of wear. We also redip your pieces if ever needed.