I noticed some rust when I opened it but once I unfolded it I could see it did not sit completely even still I couldn't care less. It's so perfect for all your jewelry and adds style to your room. I can't get over how elegant this jewelry holder is. I bought two different designs and both are beautiful. I would highly recommend. Despite the rust, I am very pleased with this item. It's stunning and much better than the box I had before. This is for you jewelry lovers.