This headband seems to be solidly made. You can't see from the picture very well, but the second row of gold trim is actually gold rhinestones. I'm not a blingy person, and if it was any more sparkly I wouldn't wear it. But the biggest drawback of this headband is the size. I have a normal size head and wearing this for a few hours gave me a serious headache. Maybe continuing to wear it will stretch it out.