I have already bought and returned a necklace of the similar kind, due to smaller size and much poorer color than described and shown at the Overstock website. This one has the same problem. In the picture it shows a nice brown color with subtle variation and some degree of transparency. The actual pendant received is in a sort of unpleasant gray color, close to a piece of common pebbles that one can find on a roadside. The only thing that is true to the description is the carving. Henan province in China is a poor province in terms of natural environment. Its people among other things have a reputation in China for lack of honesty. Overstock should be aware of the characters of the original merchants when it carries their products in the World Stocks. As a customer I am just regretting to be fooled by the item pictures and descriptions again, and have to waste time returning the items.