First of all, the shipping of this bracelet was fast- perfect since I bought it as a gift! I loved the packaging and handwritten note from Wendy-m! So sweet. The gemstones were SO sparkly...I was not expecting them to shimmer so much! The wood beads hold the oil for about four hours and are a gorgeous dark wood that makes the bracelet look really elegant. My friend absolutely LOVED it and was so excited to have her birthstone as part of this bracelet!