Pilgrim use a mix of Swarovski crystal elements and paste in these pieces. The clawed stones that form the necklace are paste, these have mixed textured, some are a matte finish. The faceted round crystal beads have a flash of AB cast across them to add further interest to the design. The 'AB' coating stands for 'Aurora Borealis' which is a wonderful rainbow effect that Swarovski produce. The metal plates are lightly patinated and oxidised which darkens the colour of the metal.