I am not an expert of any kind on home improvements or sinks but this sink is a beauty. It is heavy and the colors are gorgeous. The black has a little copper speck to it and the design on the outside of the sink is raised, you can feel it. The design is inspiring. I plan to use an Egyptian theme in the bathroom and this sink takes on a heiroglyphics feel. I could not be happier. However I have not installed it yet. Maybe I will write another review to let you all know how that goes. You can't beat the price on this sink or the shipping. You can't find this unique design anywhere for less $$$. A fantastic value.