I was skeptical about ordering such a large decorative piece on the internet without seeing it in person. However, I am glad that I took a chance on this vase. It is so beautiful in my living room! I ordered the pearl, because the silver was sold out. I am so glad that I got the pearl, because throughout the day, the vase's color changes a bit depending on the amount of sunlight. The shades of color range from pewter, to cream, to silver, to a light shade of gold. I looked in so many stores for the perfect BIG accent piece for my living room corner. This vase turned out to be MORE than I expected. The picture online does not even come close to how beautiful it is in person. If you are on the fence about purchasing this, go for it! You will not be disappointed. P.S. This is my first purchase on OVERSTOCK.com. I will definitely shop here again.