This handcrafted chain link bracelet is hand forged from .999 pure, fine silver. Each link has been cut, hammered and textured by hand. Links are joined by smaller, double rings. All links and rings are fused, closed. No solder is used or needed with fine silver. I gave this bracelet an antique patina and then left it in the tumbler for several hours to strengthen the links. As shown it has a brushed, matte finish. I am happy to shine it up upon request.