I bought these to go with the bold pole I bought. They're plenty large enough for the pole, and it's not easy to find curtain rings this large. I bought these in black, to go with the bold pole, and they match nicely. Because they're big, they're certainly bold. Make sure you want something that makes an impact when you buy them. My main problem is that you can't see in the picture that they're curtain rings with a ring attachment, and the clip part is separate. The clip part attaches with a thin wire into the small ring on the bottom of the curtain ring. It's a hook-style attachment that doesn't close. Because it's not a permanent attachment, the clips tend to come off the rings. It's a little inconvenient. I'm also concerned that the thin wires will eventually snap. Thankfully, I have fairly lightweight curtains, but I'd be worried if I had heavy velvet curtains attached with these.
Okay, so the matching rod/finials to these curtain rings are far superior in quality to the rings themselves. The rings are cheap in appearance, though functional. And when you stand back, you can't tell so much that they are cheap. The description says resin, but they feel lighter, more like plastic, and when you look closely, you can see seams from where they were cast, making it look even more like cheap plastic. I wish they would have been more sturdy and weighted like the rod/finials. Having said that, they match the "Bold" rod very well in color. On the whole, the windows and curtains I used these with look beautiful. It's worth dealing with the cheaper rings to get the benefit of a set with the matching rod/finials. And, again, once they're up, no one is going to be able to tell they're not better quality.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Good
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Poor quality
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? I guess it is accurate
I was a little nervous after reading some of the reviews that these would look really cheap or like plastic. They are great. They look like wood and work perfectly with the rod. Also someone previously wrote a review stating that they were concerned that the wires attaching the clip to the ring would not be strong enough. I am using pretty heavy curtains and they are absolutely fine. Overall it was a great buy.
Looks better in the pics. Too clunky, yet not substantial.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Yes
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Cheap, too light
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Ok
The curtain rings I ordered were supposed to be Metallic Gold. What I received were rings that were coated in silver metallic, then brushed/flecked here and there with gold. I realize these are resin, rather than actual metal, but this is a poor attempt at "Metallic Gold." In addition, some of the rings are slightly misshapen and/or the paint finish is marred. I can't speak for the other color options, but I highly recommend AGAINST the "Metallic Gold."
Like other reviewers mentioned, these rings do the job, but I wish they didn't feel so cheap and plastic-y, especially in comparison to the very heavy, sturdy rod they're paired with. I bought an extra set to go on my rod because my curtains are on the heavier side, and I'm very glad I did. I've only had them up for a week, and I'm hoping they hold up well because it would be hard to match a different set with this rod.