I was hesitant to buy a shell cover after having tried one from another company, which started to crack and break within the first week. However, after a chat with Cover-Up customer service where the representative told of his own shell cover having lasted several months without breaking, I decided to give it another shot, . I'm so glad I did! The cover is beautiful, the explorer case sits snug on the phone and provides good grip. I've used the case for roughly 6 months and only very recently got a crack in it (I'm not particularly gentle towards my phone!). When my current case gets more worn out, I will definitely consider buying a replacement, as the pearl is so beautiful.