Not "Stainless Steel" again.
"Shiny" does not equal stainless steel. Chrome plated brass does not equal stainless steel. Highly polished steel does not equal stainless steel.
Stainless Steel equals http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stainless_steel
OK.... now to put in My .02 cents on the hookah asked about...
I have that stem.... but not that acrylic base. The only problem I have with it is that the core of the stem is made of cheap aluminum.... and the threaded area on both ends have crumbled from exposure to shisha juice. Seriously. Crumbled...Deteriorated.... Non-Existent.
Heres a pic.
its gotten much worse since. Mya needs to make this a brass part instead.