It shimmers and shines like gold, but it is made from a material that is far sturdier and longer lasting - highest quality brass. This delicate piece will give your bathroom or vanity a gleaming luster of opulence. And since brass is such a high-quality metal, you do not need to worry about soap scum making it rust. The way brass oxidizes has been described as making it even more beautiful as it ages, and because this piece has no other treatment and no other materials included, it is easy to handle as well. We offer a 1-year warranty on this item, but it will likely become such a beloved part of your rooms, that you will keep it for far longer than that. With its delicate handmade design, this soap dish is sure to capture your imagination and your heart.