The picture of the necklace does not do the actual item justice, since when my wife opened the package the necklace is visually quite attractive. The different textures and colors play very well together which is the reason I ordered it. Even the box the necklace comes in is very appealing, and the explanation of how the item is created is interesting. My wife is very happy with the necklace, and perhaps even more pleased with the price considering how well it looks. This was a great purchase.