All of our light fittings finishes are beautifully electroplated in Australia. The base metal used for plating is solid brass. Brass is well known throughout the lighting industry to be of the upmost quality. There’s a weight, look and heaviness that oozes quality when touching the material, A feeling not received from fittings made of steel which is a cheap low quality material used frequently in the production of fittings from the U.S & China.