I was slightly disappointed when I received this piece. It is somewhat heavier than what I had expected - and the amethyst are a dark purple, not like the lavender pictured. The two large cloudy quartz are rather thick. The whole piece is just a bit heavier & darker than I was expecting. The design is awesome; it just needs slightly smaller stones and softer hues in my opinion. With the right outfit it looks very nice so I am keeping it. It may even grow on me - just not quite what I was expecting. I think if you like bolder pieces, than you will love this - just don't expect a soft lavender summer necklace.