The handle does have some age related hairline cracks. The rim has been expertly made in sterling silver by our in house silversmith.Please don't compare this magnifier to others available with chrome / piano wire rims. This magnifier comes in a black kraft gift box. Please have a look in my shop for a wide selection of silver giftware and cutlery. The item "STERLING SILVER RIMMED & CARVED HANDLE MAGNIFYING GLASS SHEFFIELD 1885" is in sale since Thursday, March 26, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Other Solid Silver". The seller is "flatware50" and is located in Whitstable, Kent. This item can be shipped worldwide.