A magnifying mirror by Kimball & Young easily compares with others costing hundreds more. Kimball & Young magnifying mirrors are very high quality, withsilver-backed mirror lenses and triple-plated frames. Yet they are relatively affordable. The triple plating comprises steel frames, plated first with brass, then nickel, then the final finish plating in chrome, brass, nickel, or other metals. They are incredibly rust resistant, standing up to the most humid conditions - and they are beautifully polished or buffed and finished. The mirror lenses are backed with silver, not aluminum. This type of coating is usually reserved for very fine makeup mirrors typically costing dramatically more. Kimball & Young is an Aptations brand.