i really wanted a gold bangle, but i am hard on my jewelry and knew i would dent a delicate one. i loved the look of this bracelet on the website, so i decided to give it a whirl. as soon as i opened the package, i knew: i LOVE it. it's chic enough to be in style now, but not so trendy that it will be "out" tomorrow. i think the quality is great, complete with a metal stamp on the inside and an authenticity certificate. i am very satisfied with this purchase. yay!