I just got mine in the mail because my old planner was too big to fit into my scrubs or white coat. The gold metallic cover is this elegant champagne gold with a fine texture to it, not a tacky yellow gold shade with gaudy glitter or anything. It just looks and feels expensive. I chose to get the personalization with my name (mini-complaint about this product would be only all caps were offered; some small caps would have been nice), and I am really happy with that as well. I have an unusual name + sometimes embossing or personalized products are not straight, but this one was perfectly done. I would HIGHLY recommend this product and this website to anyone, it also arrived super fast (I was expecting at least 1-2 weeks considering it was personalized but it was literally a few days). I can't speak on how well it holds up yet but based on the quality of the binding and paper, I would guess that it will be fine!