While I love the look of this pendant, the stamping surface has a high polish and I prefer to stamp on matte surfaces. I hand-matte the surface, but as noted in the description you have to be very careful so as not to remove the gold plate rim. Otherwise, beautiful piece.
I'm torn... this is a beautiful pendant, but because the gold is hand painted on the edge, you must take care in stamping, oxidizing and cleaning/polishing after, so as not to rub off the gold. It's too bad - my customers loved this pendant, as did I. I would buy again without a doubt if it was made more durable.