This is my second set of carafes that I have purchased and I love them.
For a long time I thought they were indestructible because I dropped them on asphalt, concrete, slate, wood floors - you name it I dropped the carafe on it; however, I did finally break one on a concrete garage floor.
I highly recommend this carafe - I. Addition to them being g durable everyone I know has comment on how beautiful the design is. The ridges in the bottle also help with grip.