"Beautiful & substantial, and most importantly it works and stays up. I have spent 4x this much in the past 18 months trying to find a rod that actually stays up and doesn't start creeping back when you try to tighten it. I am so glad I spent a little more and spared myself the aggravation. This one works solid, they way they all used to. I got the one in chrome, it fits in with the vintage look of my bathroom. I'm never bothering with the cheap ones I can buy at local stores again."