Price, Quality, Ease of Use"These leverbacks are a win-win on a lot of levels. They are very fairly priced. With the price of silver going up soooo much, I have been making the switch on a lot of items to plated. These are hypo-allergenic, which is a plus. Sterling isn't. These are well made and sturdy. I have only been playing around with bauble making for a year and a half. These keep me in my hobby without breaking the bank or compromising quality!"