I make 925 Sterling Silver and 14K Gold Filled jewelry with Quality Freshwater Pearls and Semi Precious Stones. Most materials are imported, Sterling Silver is bought in CA and is recycled. I purchase all my High Quality Freshwater Pearls in the Boston Area, but a very limited amount I do find in Portland, ME. My Pearls are expensive and I need to charge a higher price because of that. All my jewelry in handmade by me in my own studio at my house in Freeport, ME . I have no employees, just myself. My husband who is also an artist also helps with design issues and more. He also goes back and forth to the Post Office to deliver my packages. I so appreciate all his help.