I bought this as I am getting married next year and I have a very ivory coloured silk dress and wanted something to complement it without being too much. I think like the other lady said, it is far greater in the flesh so to speak. It is quite heavy so you do need a lot of pins to secure it but once secure, I think it feels like it is really sturdy and safe on your head. Definitely looks like something you'd inherit. I adore it and would never sell it on as I think it's a real keep sake.