This is a stunning bead. I wasn't drawn to it from the photos as the design seemed to me too modern and lacking feminine beauty. However I was lucky to find one with lighter stones. I was inspired when I realised it would make a good splitter bead on a fantasy necklace but since I received it I've put it on a simple bracelet and when it swings around near the lock it really gives the bracelet a colour lift and the power of the gemstones speak for themselves. It would also make a wonderful stand alone bead. A recommended bead to buy if you have a small amount of beads. I think it's a bead that really lends itself to a less is more look.