This item once I received it looked old & dull. The color had faded. I think it was something that had been sitting for a very long time. But, it was a cheap price, so I guess you get what you pay for.
I recently baptized my first grandson. I gave the godparents and grandparents each a cross as a momento of the baptism. It's not the cost of a gift that matters, it's the thought behind it. I also give a cross when visiting the sick. It seems to get their spirits up that someone cares.