i am just sitting here looking at my silver spy. it looks like satin leather! and sometimes, under a certain light, it can also look like a very large pearl! but made of deliciously distressed soft and chewy leather...!! oooh i just LOOOOOVE IT! for those who are looking for one, there is one at www.diabro.net that is cheaper (under $2000), and more expensive ones (above $2000) at www.styledrops.com and www.raffaelo-network.com i think all three merchants have very good reputations and i know that diabro and styledrops have good customer service and very responsive to inquiries.