I purchased this as a gift for a 13 yr. old( who is into mermaids) and she was delighted! The colors and craftsmanship are wonderful! The artwork is NOT cartoonish looking( I was concerned about that). The only thing even slightly negative I have to say is that the metal seems a little flimsy and could easily be bent or even broken if dropped so handle with care when removing from the box. That is why I gave 4 stars instead of 5.