This totally awesome. Unique in design and in individual appearance because it's made from a real tree branch slice. Then dug out to make the ashtray. Being a branch no two are exactly alike. Completely shaped by nature. It has a high gloss coating and is much larger than I imagined. I am very pleased with it and am positive you would be also. It looks absolutely fantastic on my table. I can honestly say this is a purchase I'm proud of and an exceptional value too. So if you are looking for something different and unique for someone then search no longer because this is perfect for that special someone in your life. Even if not a smoker it makes a great accent piece for any room and table.