I was so thrilled to find this item on sale, after eyeing it online for many months. It really is stunning and unique. Unfortunately, when it arrived I was immediately disappointed. Unlike the lovely packaging you get with in store purchases (tissue paper + box + bow), this arrived in a ziploc bag with a sheet or two of bubble wrap. I'm assuming the haphazard packaging is to blame for one of the leafs being broken off from the necklace. (I would certainly hope it wasn't sent to me that way.) The necklace requires a little bending to take on and off and you absolutely must bend it to get it to lay nicely on the collarbone; otherwise it sticks out at an odd, unattractive angle. The problem is, you can hear the light crunching sound of the gold plating as the "metal" bends, which means, over time, it'll start to crack and fall off. So, while a beautiful piece, it will likely be short-lived.