The blue colour is just as brilliant as in photo and the crystal adds a sparkle that's just lovely. Not just visually stunning, it's a joy to hold in my hands. Very airy, and light yet with substance. I was worried about the circular silver spacers near the crystal beads, usually the metal spacers are like someone rubbing metal across a chalkboard for me when I'm counting and distracts me. This is not an issue, as the beads, spacer and crystal are somehow the perfect size and shape, such that it flows just beautifully. Very well designed!