I assemble my jewellery with ready made findings (metal rings, fastenings, etc.) I use good quality findings to ensure trouble-free use; for example, I prefer “allergy-free” surgical steel studs for earrings.
Other findings may be sterling silver, or sterling silver hard-gold plated. The exceptions to this are brooch fastenings, and chains for pendants. I now provide
display chains (gold coated base metal) for pendants so that customers don't pay for an expensive chain that may be the wrong length.
If something is worth doing, it's worth doing well.
I take pride in my work, and guarantee its quality.