Pieces are finished with oxidized sterling silver, 14 karat gold fill, 22 karat gold plated sterling silver vermeil, and select vintage brass. Mesh may also be custom plated with .999 fine silver, 14k + 18k yellow and rose gold. Earrings are 14 karat gold filled or sterling silver.
Reclaimed metal mesh is antique and vintage brass, often with silver or gold plating, carved exclusively from signed, Whiting & Davis and Mandalian purses dating from the 1890s through the 1980s. All were manufactured in the United States or Canada. Chipped, torn, tarnished bags are sourced from antique dealers, estate sales, and flea markets—the mesh selection ranging from antique, heavily worn patinas to newer, bright finishes. The earliest versions include colorful enamel designs, hand-painted by groups of women gathered in Massachusetts at the turn of the last century. Think quilting bees, but for painting mesh—the industry was booming.
Select pieces may employ new metal mesh, also exclusively Whiting & Davis, which is still produced in Massachusetts on the company's original machines dating to the 1930s.