FYI, from my experience, items that are this cheap (sometimes made well, other times not) originate directly from China. I have gotten some excellent bargains but you MUST understand, it can take as long as 2 months for a product to reach America. Remember there are different weather seasons (Harsh weather), travel conditions, transportation problems etc not all modern, and other reasons for slowness of products. I do think China needs to work to resolve that issue, but I have had vendors who apparently know how to work the system and get their products to you faster. As to something being gold or silver - buyer beware. Generally they mean TONE as in color. The product can still be beautiful, just made of a material that might not be acceptable in America (I hear stories about their metals). The Ecology Center ran tests on 99 pieces of jewelry (some of which was geared toward children but most of it was for adults) that were purchased from 14 different discount stores such from around the country, like Target, Claire's, Glitter, Forever 21, Walmart, H&M, and Hot Topic. They checked each piece for dangerous things like lead, cadmium, chromium, nickel, brominated flame retardants, chlorine, mercury and arsenic. And, surprise, surprise, lots of the jewelry was full of nasty stuff. As long as you aren't letting a child or animal gnaw on it, it's ok for occasional wearing. I have lots of gorgeous cheap jewelry from China (we get most of our wares from China, even if you are a designer fan). FYI only.