This is a stunning piece. I own many pieces from the Arthur Court grape collection but this is the one that really stands out. People always comment about it. Not only is it absolutely gorgeous, but it is very functional as well. I can either put multiple plates on each tier and use it as a plate caddy, or I have also put just one plate on each tier and placed food on each one to use it as a server for hors d'oeuvres. The tubing is thick and strong and it has never discolored on me like silver or silverplate can do. The aluminum used for this product is strong and durable. The grape design is adorable. Yes, this piece is quite pricey but the use that I have already gotten out of it, and that I will continue to get from it in the future make it well worth the price. I love this piece!!