MaterialThe gold partsare made from Goldfilled which means that it's composed of a solid layer of gold, which must constitute at least 5% of the item's total weight, mechanically bonded to a base metal. Because of this particular process goldfilled items are long lasting and will not tarnish by normal use. The charm is a little Peridot bead. This beauty is known for giving or helping with: personal growth, self-love, self-acceptance and forgiveness. Because this is a product from nature, all the beads will be slightly different, which makes them one of a kind. It is also the birthstone of August.