I've had worry stones in the past and alwasy loved them. This one was a completely different design than I'm use to. Since there was no set divet where your thumb typically goes, it took a while to find it and figure out which was the top. It also is bigger than I am use to and since I have small hands, this does cause some problems. I love that it came in a wonderful velvet bag though so it will actually make a good gift for a friend of mine!