I love my compact mirror! I've been searching for my ideal mirror for years. This mirror is supreme! I was pleasantly surprised to find that the jeweled exterior is actually molded acrylic, so the 'crystals' won't fall off. The single Swarovski crystal is inside the mirror, but looks like it's on the outside. The design is perfect. The hinge has just enough tension to keep itself open. It is equal parts fashion and function. I'm in love!