I would love to give these a high rating because they are very pretty candlesticks but when I tried to remove the gummy stickers on the front base of these I had trouble with the finish coming off. I used warm water and Dawn dish liquid only. Two of the three were okay but one of them now has lost an area of the finish. I cannot use them. Unfortunately I had purchased two sets so now I'm afraid to try and get the stickers off if the other three.