The shape is graceful and delicate. The rim is thin and the bowl is deep, with a sturdy stem that is knobbed at the base for strength. The rim is gilded with matte gold! This is very unusual, as fine gilding often wears off over time. These show only light wear with a fine line of gold remarkably intact. If you love the Martini, this glass will showcase clear spirits with a gold accent, and although slightly curved to help prevent spills, the bowl is still v-shaped enough to be iconic.