As an interior designer, I was a bit hesitant about buying from overstock since I like to see the merchandise before making the purchase. After it arrived, I was thrilled to see the quality of the rods. The brackets and rods are similar in quality as to ***. The only difference is the price (as *** was over $160 for an adjustable/extendable rod plus added shipping fee). The brackets are nicely designed and is stylish as the rods are hefty in size. You won't be disappointed with this purchase. I believe the rod diameter is 1 1/8? Be sure that your drapes will fit properly. The finish is nice as well.