This is one of my first Birchbox purchases and when I got it in the mail two things struck me. The bracelet is made of brass and I do own several pieces of brass costume jewelry so I'm aware of how it usually looks and feels. This bracelet is adorable! However, it's super duper lightweight. It is also nothing near the color shown in the picture. The pic is very golden while the actual bracelet is closer to copper in appearance. For the price I was happy to contribute to the Made organization (I think this was made in Kenya). But, I'm more likely to save some money and buy better quality pieces in the future.