Since it is 2012 we often think everything these days is mass produced in a country such as China. This is not totally true however. It is still possible to get handmade items rather than mass produced items. There is a jewelry maker in Paris that makes every piece of her jewelry by hand with no help whatsoever. Her pieces are unique and beautiful and include bracelets, rings, and necklaces. There is a website here in the US that sells her jewelry. You can find it on CJ Shopping Tour's website at www.cjshopit.com. Happy shopping!