I was skeptical when ordering this for a gift. I know that these can all look a little different and I was afraid I would get one that looked nothing like the picture or was bottom of the barrel. We received it quickly and well packed and protected. It's very pretty by itself, but lit it is even more beautiful. My kids loved the piece of amethyst (roughly 3 inches square) that came in the package as a "free gift." This one is a gift, but I'm very tempted to order one for myself!