I picked this gift for friends anniversary after reading others reviews. I figured if most people rated it 5 stars then I guess I couldn't go wrong. I am so pleased I was right. This is a great anniversary gift for someone dear to your heart. It is pricier than the other vases and probably worth it. So glad it was on sale and I took advantage of that. Note of caution, if you have to transport it or ship it, it is quite heavy. I know, I had to take it with me on a plane.