Let's just say that the picture doesn't do these rings justice! I thought they would be a little nicer than the office supply variety, but now I'm thinking of what to do with all that ribbon I bought to tie onto the rings. (Yes, the ribbon is a little cute, but it's really there to cover up those shiny rings). These are a beautiful matte, brassy finish. They truly look "old". Will be absolutely perfect for those masculine books. And since I'm not a fru-fru (all that ribbon) person these are great for me too. :)
Quite nice. Worked perfectly for what I wanted them for. Strong, sturdy and look exactly as they do online. Great product.