The good: The infuser is visually stunning and the laser-cut holes are perfectly sized for allowing excellent flow, while keeping all the content inside. The bad: The metal folds on the bottom of the pyramid are not welded, causing wet leaves to get stock between two metal layers. The pyramid side is spot welded in only 3-4 spots. The top has a long opening on the welded side, that keeps catching the steel cable. At the same time the opening on top is too small to facilitate proper cleaning of the infuser. Overall, I can't recommend it to anyone planning to actually use it. Makes for a great display piece. If you need a good infuser - get something else.
The gold infuser is just so pretty and it matchess the black plate perfectly!! The infuser does not fit inside of my Tea Forte Solstice tea pot so it is larger than the opening to the teapot, but it fits nicely in my tea cup like it should. I would recommend this!