I was so excited to buy items from Green Girl Studios- I love the artwork, but my favorite thing was the quotes on them. I have about 8 pieces. But, sadly, I am not planning on buying anymore because the finish on them varies so much. Some of them are very pretty- shiny and bright silver... beautiful enough to work well with sterling. But others that I have ordered are dull, dingy, dark gray. I have tried cleaning them, and while it helps a little, I find them too ugly to justify using in beadwork. It might be okay if it was an ancient coin, but not something that I would have bought if I knew this was what I'd receive.