Metal Clay, specifically Silver Metal Clay, in its fired and finished form is referred to as fine silver (999). It looks and feels exactly like sterling silver and is used in the same way. However, unlike sterling silver which is 92.5% silver, fine silver is 99.9% silver which makes it softer and much less prone to tarnishing. It is therefore more maleable and it takes on textures really well allowing each piece to be unique, very much in line with our business motto. Every piece goes through several stages from clay form to metal form - hand sculpted, sanded, fired, formed, polished and made into wearable art - every piece lovingly and skillfully handled until it reaches you.