The one of a kind necklaces on this page are made by me for you. All the stones are real. Soft stones like turquoise are routinely stabilized with wax. Some are heat treated to enhance color. If a stone has been significantly altered (dyed or reconstituted), I will let you know.
All knotted pieces are on silk thread. Other pieces are strung on high quality, multistrand wire. I use sterling and pewter findings and note which metal I have used in each piece. I often make long pieces with no metal for people who have metal sensitivities or who have difficulty manipulating clasps.