This was shipped way faster than I was expecting with the COVID delays, and I was able to compare the beads with stones I had previously purchased. The beads are beautiful stone, and I have worn it to work at least a couple of weeks, not a scratch or chip from being knocked against shelves all night. The finish on the charm did fade pretty quickly, but there's a silver layer that doesn't have the bright mirror finish just beneath and honestly I like it better! Overall wonderful quality!!!