We originally purchased this sink to complement a Red Dragon granite for our kitchen remodel in 2001. It was a dream. Very thick copper, and I loved the beaten look of the sink. Over time it developed a beautiful patina and was resistant to staining. It had so much beauty and character. I believe the sink help us sell the house as it imparted a beauty and functionality to the kitchen. Now we are remodeling the kitchen in our current home and I am purchasing the same exact sink. You will love the way that the sink ages and the beautiful luster throughout the years. An excellent product and far superior to the big box sinks.