This is a necklace for my mom that has yet to be given to her, so I'm not sure what her reaction will be but I do think this is a nice piece for the price. But the last part is the key: for the price. My mom is a collector of pieces similar to these and I must say this looks more like a cheaper version - one for every day use that you wouldn't be to upset if something happened to it. Still it is a nice piece, very colorful and fun and would recommend it. Just know if you are buying it as a nice statement piece it may not make the statement you were hoping for.