These vases were a geat deal. They are exactly what they appear to be in the picture, right down to its discription. I put one @ either corner of my dining room and they look beautiful. Not to mention they came 4 days after I placed the order. Vases come with sand to reinforce its sturdyness but you may want to add another pack just to make sure. I have a very busy 2y/o so I needed the extra protection. These vases are well worth it!!