This hand blown Whiskey Decanter is unique in many ways. We use our own antique grey to color the glass and apply real gold leaf to the stopper during the blowing process, after which each stopper is individually ground and beveled to match the decanter for a tight seal. By design, the gold leaf does not cover the entire stopper, just the outer band, and due to the nature of the process of applying gold leaf to hot glass it can vary from piece to piece. Decanter is lead free and dishwasher safe. Please hand-wash stopper.