Sorry for the lengthy review! I love jewelry and accessories, and I've bought many pieces from the big brands like Tiffanys, Kate Spade, Swarovski, Pandora, for a much higher price point. This bracelet ranks on the top of the list! The beads are solid, and heavy, real stainless steel unlike many companies who offer brass. The string is very strong and flexible . The balls and cubic ziconia stones are just stunning and beautiful! I'm super pleased and happy with my purchase. It also came in a nice soft leather box for storage and travelling. 5 STARS!