This is my third set of chimes.....the first set is from 9 years ago and they are still just as nice as the day we bought them! We leave them out year round in all kinds of weather, which we experience in our midwestern area. The last two sets were recently purchased as memorials to my husband, who dies in February 2020. The subtle and mellow tones are beautiful reminders of our precious 53 years together. These chimes are worth every penny!