The cuff is actually not as matte as it appears in the photograph. It's actually very high shine. That being said, if your going to a high-end social black tie gala, this might be a little low end, especially if everyone else in attendance is wearing the real thing. The cuff also seemed a little on the small side. I ended up wearing it, just to edge up my dress a bit (Yigal Azrouel Arcadia gown), but wore it with rare gems. It was cute, so I also wore it with a sweater and jeans out to lunch the next day, and got more compliments then.