We were very pleased with the appearance and heavy feel of the sink. It is 1/2" thick and heavy. I would recommend the mounting ring, because the bottom of the sink is curved. We were pleased with the colors of brown, red and gold. We took the sink to our local granite dealer and they just loved the color and appearance of the sink. We picked out a nice granite to match the sink and hope to have it installed soon. We also purchased the facuet from Overstock. This was our first purchase from Overstock. We were pleased with the value and quick ship.