Rancho Alegre featured Miguel Martinez as a principle designer and this is an early hallmark of Miguel's as shown. The silver is thick and almost pure. The tips are also beautiful and hand made. The rope is black cording and can be replaced quite easily if desired but it is in it's original state for the purest at heart. I would be happy to put the tips on a new cord for you. I have a picture of the leaf cuff by Doris with it which is also listed on my site. They make a very nice pair worn together. The bolo is quite stunning worn with a button down white shirt and can be for a man or woman. The design is rich and stately just, LOOK AT THAT NECKLACE!