The Optimism charm bead is an exquisite design. This is a rich looking, .925 sterling silver beads that has a smooth polish. The surface gleams beautifully and intensely. It has been set with marquis and triangle-shaped stones that shine like luxurious diamonds. All of the stones have fantastic facets, which is why the sparkle that comes off of them is so wonderful. As a special note to the wearer, the word OPTIMISM is engraved on the side. Inspirational jewelry makes for a great accessory because it has a special message that will help get you through the day. Jewelry with messages on it also make for super thoughtful gift options as well for those you think represent a particular character trait.