Sterling Silver vs Fine Silver

Just what the heck is all this talk about Fine Silver and Sterling Silver? Just what is the difference, and why do you care? You may have read some recent bead magazines with articles about fusing fine silver wire into jumprings and more. You have probably heard of Sterling Silver – used in jewellery. You have quite probably, by now, heard of Metal Clay – either Precious Metal Clay (PMC) or Art Clay Silver (ACS) – both of which are brand names. But just what is the difference between these silvers? To put it simply, Fine Silver is Pure Silver. …