I read all reviews before purchasing and decided to take a chance. Necklace arrived well packed in a reasonable time frame. However, when I opened the package the first thing I noticed was the smell. The leather stunk! Even if I could have gotten over the smell, the featured, centerpiece of this creation looked so odd to me that I just had to return. I am reminded that buying online is convenient at the time but nothing beats going to the store to see for myself in the first place. I would have never purchased this piece if I had viewed it in person first. It's really different and unattractive and it smells!