No doubt this is an elegant piece. I bought this as the birthday gift for myself, and simply just enjoy looking at it. I put some chocolate in it and it actually holds a lot. The golden ginkgo is not as bright as the picture shows. I've seen the candle holders before, so I knew it before I ordered this one. One minor thing to pick on is because it's metal, so when you open or close it, you will notice some metal scratching sound. The sale price is great. Thank you Macy's!