LaFenne Handmade in USA. We carefully hand stamped each piece, a process in which each letter, character, and design is individually stamped into the metal with steel stamps, a hammer, and other tools. We then polished and assembled each piece individually in California. Due to handmade nature, there might be slightly variations from the pictures, text, designs may not be perfectly aligned or straight and spacing may vary - though we always do our very best. However, this adds the organic look to the jewelry of your custom piece and should not be seen as a defect, but as a one of a kind item. To keep your jewelry looking its best, apply beauty products, such as lotions, perfumes.., prior to wearing your jewelry. Remove jewelry prior to swimming, bathing and exercising. Lotions, perfumes, excessive sweat, and oils of which are acidic will deteriorate the shinny finishes. Clean with warm water and a mild soap, rinse and pat dry. Store in air tight container or zip lock bag.