This empanada is fine silver (pure .999 silver) and hangs from a sterling silver chain with a sterling silver lobster claw. The chain is 18 inches long, 9" on each side. This empanada is hand-formed and fired with a small torch, not cast. This means that every empanada will be slightly different, much like real handmade empanadas. I antique finish the silver to bring out the depth and detail of the empanada as well as the chain and clasp.