Hers is done in sterling; on my budget, mine is done in 18g 7/32 bright aluminum (known as BA in chainmaille circles).
Aluminum is long-wearing, tarnish free and hypoallergenic, so I use it in most of my jewelry.
A week or so ago, I also discovered through a link on Facebook, a new-to-me photo editing app which might be of interest to some of you jewelry folks. I've used it a couple of times with great results. It is free, but you can donate to the site, and in the process, a favourite charity, to help support it: FotoFuze
Fotofuze will remove the background of your photo, for something you wish to have highlighted. Here's the first photo above, run through Fotofuze:
It's awesome for photos of jewelry!
Hope everyone is having a good week!
I go to discuss with my employer, likely on Friday, my return to work...that should be interesting!