Adajio earrings are etched from lead-free brass, copper and lead-free nickel silver. Many items are hand-colored with a durable, heat-set finish. Styles are complemented with glass and stone beads and crystals. Earwires are sterling, gold fill or niobium -- posts are hypo-allergenic. All nickel silver items, except posts, are lacquered to protect sensitive skin in persons with nickel allergies.